Bernie Sanders

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Nurses: Medicare For All Means Health Won’t Depend On Your Wealth

Peoples' World - December 12, 2019


Medicare For All Is Even Better Than You Thought

Jacobin - December 3, 2019


Medicare For All Is Supported By Majority of Democrats

Emerson Polling - December 10, 2019

Life Expectancy In The US Keeps Going Down, And A New Study Says America's Worsening Inequality Could Be To Blame

Business Insider - November 30, 2019

Video: Saagar Enjeti: Warren Loses HALF Her Support After Bungled M4A Rollout

Rising - The Hill - November 27, 2019

Public Opinion On Single-Payer, National Health Plans, And Expanding Access To Medicare Coverage - November 26, 2019

He Didn’t Know He Had A Preexisting Condition — Until His Insurer Rejected His $35,000 Hospital Bill

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 25, 2019

Video: Pramila Jayapal's Strong Argument Against The Public Option

The Rational National On Youtube - November 23, 2019

Video: 'Majority Of Americans Agree With Me And Bernie': Michael Moore Makes Powerful Case For Medicare For All On Post-Debate MSNBC Panel

Common Dreams - November 21, 2019

Here’s What Voters Actually Think About Medicare For All

Jacobin - November 19, 2019

Sanders Vows To Introduce Medicare For All In First Week Of Presidency

The Hill - November 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders Draws Contrast With Elizabeth Warren On ‘Medicare For All’

Huffpost - November 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker Propose New Federal Agency To Control Drug Prices

US News - November 15, 2019

Multi-Millionaire Nancy Pelosi Warns “Fellow Leftists”: Medicare For All Is A Very Bad Idea

Mint Press News - November 6, 2019


Bernie Sanders 'Best' On Health Care, The Economy, Environment And Immigration In New 2020 Poll

Newsweek - November 5, 2019

Video: Iowa Crowd LOVES Bernie’s Answer On Healthcare, Shouts Angrily At Buttigieg

The Humanist Report On Youtube - November 1, 2019

Video: JFK's Brilliant Argument For Universal Healthcare Has To Be Heard 

Occupy Democrats - October 28, 2019

Poll: Voters Rate Sanders Most Honest On How Plan Affects Health Costs

The Hill - October 25, 2019

Americans Want Dramatic Shift In Health Care System: New Poll

Newsweek -  October 18, 2019

Campaigning In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Lets Supporters Take Center Stage

Des Moines Register- September 25, 2019

Video: Krystal Ball: Biden/Third Way Attack M4A With Hilarious Results

The Hill On Youtube - September 24, 2019

Between The Lines Of Bernie Sanders' Plan To Eliminate Medical Debt

Axios - September 23, 2019

Bernie Sanders’s Plan To Eliminate Medical Debt, Explained

Vox - September 21, 2019


How The GM Workers Strike Makes Bernie Sanders’s Case For Medicare-For-All

Vox - September 18, 2019

Video: Bernie Talks A Guy Out Of Killing Himself Over Medical Bills

Secular Talk On Youtube - September 16, 2019

Video: Senator Bernie Sanders Answers Pressing Questions Regarding His Age, Healthcare, And More

Dr. OZ On Youtube - September 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders Lays Out His HIV Policy Plans

Plus Magazine - September 9, 2019

Video: Sanders Adviser: 'Medicare For All Plan' Has 'Never Changed'

The Hill On Youtube - August 22, 2019

Sanders Hits Harris After She Criticizes His 'Medicare For All' Plan

The Hill - August 19, 2019

Millions Of Americans With Employer Health Care Are Still Spending A Fortune

Yahoo Finance - August 18, 2019

The AMA Gets Out Of The Way Of #MedicareForAll

Common Dreams - August 18, 2019

American Medical Association Leaves Coalition Fighting 'Medicare for All'

The Hill - August 15, 2019

Sorry, Bernie Is Right

Jacobin - August 13, 2019

Private Health Insurers Are Spending Big On Attacking Medicare For All

Gritpost - August 13, 2019

Bernie Sanders Campaign Claims Ownership Of Health Care Debate

Michigan Live - August 12, 2019

Bernie Sanders Addresses Health Care, Renewable Energy And More At Town Hall In Wolfeboro

WMUR9 - August 12, 2019

Not Every Union Is Buying Into The Lies About Medicare For All

Splinter News - August 12, 2019

Sanders Demands Drug And Insurance Industries Explain The Hundreds Of Millions They Seem Willing To Spend To Defeat Medicare For All

Common Dreams - August 10, 2019

Majority Of Americans With Employer-Based Health Insurance Don't Mind If It Changes To Medicare For All — As Long As They Can Keep Their Current Coverage

Business Insider - August 8, 2019

How U.S. Healthcare Spending Per Capita Compares With Other Countries

Forbes - August 8, 2019

Poll Of The Day: Sanders Has The Edge On Health Care

Yahoo Finance -August 7, 2019


84% Of NH Primary Voters Say it’s Important For Nominee To Support Medicare For All

Gritpost - August 6, 2019

Democratic Voters Rank Bernie Sanders As 'Most Qualified' 2020 Candidate To Solve US Healthcare Crisis

Common Dreams - August 6, 2019

Take Away My Employer-Based Health Insurance. Please.

Common Dreams - August 6, 2019

Column: Health Insurance Companies Are Useless. Get Rid Of Them

The Los Angeles Times - August 5, 2019


Vista: Hundreds Pack Town Hall With Bernie Sanders

CBS8 - August 5, 2019

Democrats Tussle Over Health Care At Nevada Labor Forum

Star Tribune - August 4, 2019

How Bernie Sanders Changed The Healthcare Debate

The New Yorker - August 3, 2019

Longtime Pharma Critic And Democratic Candidate Sanders Pledges Importation Action 'On Day One'

Fierce Pharma - August 2, 2019

Ex-Health Insurance Exec: Industry Is Using Decades-Old Scare Tactics To Fight Medicare For All

Democracy Now - August 2, 2019

Video: Senator Bernie Sanders: People Do Not Love Their Health Insurance Companies

Morning Joe /MSNBC - August 1, 2019


Let's Debunk A Very Stupid Medicare For All Talking Point

Paste - August 1, 2019

Big Pharma CEO Freaks Out On Bernie As Medicare For All Gains Momentum

The Ring Of Fire - July 31, 2019

Sanders Calls Out CNN For Airing Pharma Commercials During 2020 Debate

Truth Out - July 31, 2019

'I Wrote the Damn Bill': Bernie Sanders Shuts Down Tim Ryan on Debate Stage

Common Dreams - July 31, 2019

Bernie Sanders Vs. Tim Ryan On Medicare For All Covering Unions: "I Do Know, I Wrote The Damn Bill!"

Real Clear Politics - July 30, 2019

Bernie Sanders Heads To Canada With An Insulin Caravan

Nation of Change - July 29, 2019

Bernie Sanders Says It’s An ‘Embarrassment’ That Americans Have To Travel To Canada To Buy

Inexpensive Insulin

The Globe And Mail - July 28, 2019

Bernie Sanders Compares Pharmaceutical Industry To Murderers

Washington Times - July 28, 2019

Bernie Sanders Rallies Against Philadelphia Hospital Closure, Pitches Medicare For All

The Morning Call - July 15, 2019

Video: Bernie Sanders Delivers Major Address On Medicare For All

Bernie Sanders - July 7, 2019

Video: Robert Reich: Socialism: The Same Old Scare Tactic

Robert Reich On Youtube - June 3, 2019

Bernie Sanders Has A Way To Raise $2 Trillion -- Tax Wall Street Trading

CBS News - May 23, 2019

Video: Bernie Sanders On The Benefits Of A Single Payer System

Bernie Sanders - April 26, 2019


Video: Bernie Does Impromptu Medicare For All Town Hall In The Street

Secular Talk On Youtube - July 26, 2019

‘People Are Dying’: Bernie Sanders Heads To Canada With An Insulin Caravan

Common Dreams - July 29, 2019

Bernie Sanders Took Americans To Canada To Prove A Point

Vox - July 30, 2019


Majority Backs ‘Medicare For All’ Replacing Private Plans, If Preferred Providers Stay

Morning Consult - July 2, 2019

Bernie Sanders: Universal Healthcare Would Save The Average Person Money By Eliminating Billing Costs

Real Clear Politics - May 28, 2019

‘This Is A Solvable Issue’: Pricey Insulin Has Americans Trekking To Canada In ‘Caravans’

Global News - May 9, 2019

America’s Biggest Lie: We Can’t Afford Medicare For All

Common Dream - April 23, 2019


Sanders Relaunches ‘Medicare For All’ With Dems Divided

AP News - April 10, 2019

Bernie Introduces New ‘Medicare For All’ Bill As He Tries To Set 2020 Health-Care Agenda

CNBC - April 10, 2019

Bernie Sanders Vows To Cut Prescription Drug Prices By Half If He's Elected

CBS News - March 31, 2019

Establishment Democrats Are Undermining Medicare For All

Truth Out - March 17, 2019

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M To The 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare For All

Health Over Profit - March 7, 2019

Video: Democrats Walk Back Medicare For All Support

TYT On Youtube - February 5, 2019

Video: Jim Carrey Explains Universal Healthcare

Real Time With Bill Maher - December 16, 2018

“Easy To Pay For Something That Costs Less”: New Study Shows Medicare For All Would

Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

Truth Out - December 1, 2018

Study: Almost Half Of New Cancer Patients Lose Their Entire Life Savings

Insider - October 23, 2019

He Went To The ER In Taiwan, Then His "Horrors Of Socialized Medicine" Post Went Viral.

Up Worthy - February 28, 2019

Economic Analysis Of Medicare For All

Political Economy Research Institute - November 30, 2018


We Don’t Want A Public Option — We Want Medicare For All

Jacobin - November 12, 2018

'Medicare For All' Could Save Businesses Trillions Of Dollars

Yahoo Finance - August 6, 2018

That Study Going around On Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Plan Comes With A Big Catch — The US Would Actually Be Saving Money Overall On Healthcare

Business Insider - July 30, 2018

What Medicare For All’s Sky-High Poll Numbers Really Prove

New York Magazine - October 24, 2018

Video: Ocasio-Cortez Makes Cuomo Look Dumb For 'How Do You Pay' Question

The Rational National On Youtube - August 10, 2018

REPORT: Access Denied Part One: How Utilization Management Protocols Can Block Access To Life-Saving Treatments

Doctor/Patient Rights Program - October 16, 2017

REPORT: Access Denied Part Two: How Insurance Coverage Denials Can Block Access to Preventive And Emergency Care

Doctor-Patient Rights Program - November 17, 2017

Nation That Says It Can't Afford Medicare For All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion On War Since 9/11

Common Dreams - November 8, 2017

Dear America, Universal Health Care Is What Real Freedom Looks Like

USA Today - July 20, 2017

Big Pharma CEO: ‘We’re In Business Of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick’

Political Dig - October 17, 2016

Bernie Sanders Has His Own Shadowy Donors -- And They're Nurses

Huffpost - February 4, 2016

5 Myths About Canadian Health Care

AARP - April 16, 2012


These Are The Most Common False Statements

About Medicare For All:


FALSE: "A single payer system takes away choice"

FACT: A single payer system actually gives us more choice than what we currently have. Currently, if an employer decides to change insurance companies, they do not have to ask your permission. You will have to find a new doctor that is in "network" and accepts that particular insurance. In a Medicare for All system, there are no "networks" because everyone is in network. People would be free to switch jobs or start a new business without worrying about being covered. Abused spouses would now have the freedom to leave bad situations without worrying how they will pay for medical costs without coverage. People who become chronically sick will never be told they've hit their cap of coverage. Having everyone covered will also drastically bring down the money spent on health care due to preventative treatment. 

FALSE: "Those countries don't have anywhere near the population of the US, it would cost us way more than what they pay"

FACT: This is simple math, let's break it down. Let's pretend Canada has a population of 5 people and the US has 10 people (double the population of Canada). If it costs an average of $10 per person for healthcare, it will cost Canada $50 total....each person paying $10 to cover this amount. It will cost the US $100 total, but more people are paying into it and more people are covered...they are STILL paying only $10 per person, even though they have double the population.

FALSE: "Taxes would go up if we implemented Medicare for All"

FACT: The average person would pay LESS overall in taxes per year because they will no longer be paying premiums, co-pays, deductibles or out of pocket expenses. They will also never be denied coverage.





Video: Bernie Talks A Guy Out Of Killing Himself Over Medical Bills

Secular Talk On Youtube - September 16, 2019

Veteran Who Contemplated Suicide Reunites With Bernie Sanders

ABC News - December 9, 2019


Vegas Workers Back Sanders Despite Union Attack On Medicare For All

Bernie Post - February 14, 2020

A Nevada Culinary Union Tried To Lay A Trap For Bernie Sanders, And Elizabeth Warren Played Along

Paste Magazine - February 13, 2020

In New Hampshire And Beyond, Medicare For All Is Fueling Sanders’s Rise

Truth Out - February 11, 2020

Universal Coverage Is Not Only Realistic, It’s A Better System

The Nation - February 7, 2020

Clinton Says Sanders Achieved “Nothing.” My Community Clinic Shows She’s Wrong.

Truth Out - January 23, 2020

Study Finds Single-Payer Health Care Plan Saves Money

Mercury News - January 20, 2020

91% Of Peer-Reviewed Papers Find Medicare For All Would Save Public Money, Cover Everyone

Mint Press News - January 17, 2020

Health Care Spending Decreases Under Single-Payer Systems: Study

ABC News - January 15, 2020


Projected Costs Of Single-Payer Healthcare Financing In The United States: A Systematic Review Of Economic Analyses

PLOS Medicine Journal - January 15, 2020

US health System Costs Four Times More To Run Than Canada's Single-Payer System

MSN - January 8, 2020

Video: Former Health Executive Spills The Beans On Industry Lies

The Rational National On Youtube - December 22, 2019

Making Spirited Case For Universal Programs, Sanders Defends Medicare For All From Biden's Right-Wing Talking Points

Common Dreams - December 20, 2019

Medicare For All Would Cut Most Americans' Taxes, Creating The Biggest American Take-Home Pay Raise In A Generation

Boing Boing - December 20, 2020

AOC Shares Perfect Explanation Of How US Healthcare Tricks Consumers

Independent - December 17, 2019

The trillions that billionaire companies avoid in taxes, especially in offshore accounts. Medicare for all, is estimated to cost $1.38 trillion per year. To pay for it, he will limit tax deductions for the rich, adjusting the estate tax. By ending tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies, it is estimated to generate $135 billion over 10 years. These plans are estimated to add up to $1.39 trillion in the needed revenue to pay for medicare for all.