New RNC Ad Highlights How Single-Payer Health Care Systems Have Failed Around the Globe

By NTK Staff | 09.13.2017 @11:11am

Germany, France, the U.K., and Canada are just some of the countries the Republican National Committee highlighted in their new ad.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with a new ad highlighting the failures of single-payer health care systems in other countries on Wednesday ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduction of a single-payer bill.

The ad, “Global Failures of Single-Payer,” starts by posing the question, “What Does Single-Payer ‘Medicare For All’ Look Like in the Real World?”

The ad then highlights how a single-payer health care system would cause more government control over individuals’ health care, long wait times, and higher taxes, by playing various news reports from different countries.

Some of the news reports the ad highlighted include:

“Up to 1,200 patients dead because of the systematic failure of the NHS.”

“Elderly and vulnerable patients were left unwatched, unfed, and without fluids.”

“So-called ‘free healthcare’ leads to doctor protests in France and Germany, because governments hold down health care costs by paying doctors less.”

“The great Canadian wait. Patients here who need to see a family doctor, or a specialist, or go to the emergency department wait longer than in other countries.”

The ad concludes with the text, “Don’t Let Democrats Bring a $32 Trillion Nightmare to the United States.”

“Bernie Sanders’s single-payer proposal isn’t realistic, and with a $32 trillion dollar price-tag, it certainly isn’t affordable. In fact, even Nancy Pelosi refuses to endorse the legislation and my DNC counterpart, Tom Perez, said the only way to pay for it is by imposing a massive tax increase on every American,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.

“The Democrats’ latest attempt at a government takeover of our health care system will cost too much, reduce the quality of care, and be a logistical nightmare for all,” she added.

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