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All or Nothing: Sanders Opposes House Dems’ Obamacare Fix

The 2020 presidential contender said he only supports Medicare for All as a way to fix our health care system.

By NTK Staff | 03.27.2019 @10:30am

As the Trump Administration argues that Obamacare is unconstitutional, House Democrats voted Tuesday on a bill that would “funnel more money into Obamacare and undo actions by Trump” that Democrats view as damaging.

But to 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), that’s all besides the point. Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Tuesday night if he supports House Democrats’ efforts, Sander said no.

“No, I support the ‘Medicare for all’ single-payer program,” Sanders said when MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked him about the legislation that was introduced earlier that day. Asked a second time to clarify his stance and whether he supported incremental changes to the healthcare system, Sanders again replied that he did not support the bill.

Instead, Sanders wants to see his Medicare for All legislation passed. Unlike Obamacare, Medicare for All would completely eliminate the private health insurance industry, a drastic proposition that has gained some support among Democrats running for president.

Shortly after his MSNBC appearance, Sanders tweeted the following clarification:

Trump’s move to completely eliminate Obamacare could give Democrats the issue and enthusiasm they need to bludgeon Republicans with this issue for months to come. Many Democrats who won seats in the 2018 midterms did so by focusing on health care, specifically pre-existing conditions.

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