Bernie Sanders: We Need Medicare For All At State Level, Not Wholesale Repeal Of Health Care Law


Thank you Sen. Sanders. While discussing the ruling by Florida tea party Judge Roger Vinson to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, Bernie had this to day about what we need to do to fix out broken health care system.

SANDERS: At the end of the day, let's be clear, the United States is the only nation in the industrialized world that does not provide health care for all of our people and yet we end up spending almost twice as much as any other country. Is this health care reform bill the bill I would have written? No, it is not.

And one of the changes that I want to see is not to repeal the whole bill, but to give states the flexibility to go forward in more effective ways. In my state I would like to see; and I think we've got a shot at passing a Medicare for all, single payer bill, which in a cost effective way could provide health care to all of our people.

Those are the changes we need. Not the wholesale repeal of this legislation.

His state of Vermont is going to be under attack for trying to do this by the special interests that don't want to see it work. Let's hope they prove them wrong and get the system enacted and maybe it will spread to other states.


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