Sanders: ‘We’re Figuring Out How We Can Mount a National Campaign’ for Single Payer


Source:  Common Dreams

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he will “absolutely” introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare now that the Senate GOP’s bill to repeal ObamaCare has failed.

“If people don’t like the private insurance that they’re getting, they should have a Medicare-type public option available in every state in this country,” Sanders said

Asked if he would follow through on his pledge to submit single-payer legislation,  Sanders said, “Of course we are, we’re tweaking the final points of the bill and we’re figuring out how we can mount a national campaign to bring people together”

“We are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people,” Sanders said, “We should … move in the direction of every other major country.”

“I believe at the end of the day, the American people will conclude that Medicare for all — Medicare is working now for people 65 or older — let’s expand it to everyone.”


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