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Bernie Sanders Dodges on How to Pay for Single-Payer Health Care System

The Vermont Senator struggled to come up with solutions to pay for the estimated $2.5 trillion per year program.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dodged on how he would pay for his single-payer health care system during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on Sunday.

NBC’s Chuck Todd played a clip of Sanders’ once saying that a single-payer health care system would bankrupt the nation. The clip was first discovered by NTK Network.

“Okay. Very good question, Chuck. But here is my hope. You and I are going to discuss this within five minutes. I would hope very much that NBC and CBS and ABC allow us some serious discussion time to explain to people in our country why we a spending so much more than other countries, “Sanders responded in an attempt to dodge the question.

Sanders then laid out a few options that would supposedly save roughly $600 billion. The problem is that Sanders’ single-payer health care system would cost Americans an estimated $2.5 trillion per year.