The move reopens the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance and highlights Democratic presidential candidates’ disparate visions for the long-term future of health care. President Trump and Republicans have slammed the “Medicare for All” plan and say the costs are extraordinary.
Four of Sanders’ opponents in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are co-sponsoring his universal health care plan in the Senate. They include New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, California Sen. Kamala Harris, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The plan, Sanders told CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe, “guarantees, like every other major country on Earth, health care to every man, woman and child in this country.”
He added that Medicare for All would “get rid of insurance companies and drug companies making billions of dollars in profit every single year.”
Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, says his health care proposal isn’t socialism.
That’s right. It’s more like fascism.