Sanders: Private Health Insurance Is ‘Gone’ Under My Medicare for All Plan – NTK Network Sanders: Private Health Insurance Is ‘Gone’ Under My Medicare for All Plan

Sanders: Private Health Insurance Is ‘Gone’ Under My Medicare for All Plan

"So, the criticism of Bernie Sanders is, 'He's going to raise your taxes.' Well, I may."

By NTK Staff | 03.04.2019 @11:20am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) admitted that private health insurance in America would be gone under his Medicare for All proposal during an interview with the Breakfast Club on Monday.

Host DJ Envy asked Sanders how America would be able to pay for some of his proposals like free college tuition and Medicare for All, which critics have said would possibly cost trillions of dollars.

“Right now, in terms of health care, we are spending almost twice as much per capita as any other major country on earth,” Sanders said.

Sanders then touted the cost of Canadian health care system, which costs much less.

“So, you ask me how we pay for it. Right now, we are paying twice as much per capita for health care as they do in Canada. Because they don’t have a system which enables the drug companies and the insurance companies to make huge profits,” Sanders said. “Their system is simpler. There is not all kinds of waste or bureaucracy.”

“To answer your question in terms of health care, we’re already paying for it. We’re paying twice as much as the Canadians,” Sanders said. “So, the criticism of Bernie Sanders is, ‘He’s going to raise your taxes.’ Well, I may. [inaudible] But you know what I’m doing? I’m doing away with all of your private health insurance premiums.”

Sanders then used private health insurance company BlueCross BlueShield as an example of a company that would “gone,” under his proposal.

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