debunktion junction

Bernie Sanders has already debunked that, erm, misrepresentation by Chelsea Clinton, since none of those things would be necessary once we had his single-payer system in place. Chelsea made it sound as if these things would go away, not be covered. That’s not accurate.

But just to drive the point home, here are a couple of videos to clarify his positions.

Here is Sanders on health care at the Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum, in his own words: 


You can also go to my previous post for the entire video of the Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum, including Senator Sanders on guns.

And via Daily Kos and DailyMotion, Sanders goes on to school MSNBC’s Mark Halperin on his Medicare for All plan:

Bernie Sanders schools MSNBC Mark Halperin on… by ewillies

Bernie Sanders:

“First of all as I know you know, we spend far more per capita on health care than do the people of any other nation. We spend close to three times what the British spend to provide health care to all people, fifty percent more than the French,  far more than the Canadians. So what we will do is come up with a proposal that does two things. Number one, have the United States join the rest of the industrialized world guaranteeing health care to all people. You may have seen in the papers recently that there are so many people in this country not only who have no health insurance, twenty nine million, but who are under insured with these huge deductibles that really keep them from going to the doctor. And yet we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and far more per capita on health care than any other country. So yeah. We will have a proposal, probably before Iowa.”

Halperin: “But will there be new revenues, taxes of any sort, fees of any sort?”


“One of the things I want to deal with, and I have seen Hillary Clinton do this. I have seen some of the media do it, ‘Oh, you are gonna raise taxes.’ What are we forgetting in that discussion? We are doing away with all health insurance premiums. So if you are paying fourteen thousand or sixteen thousand in private health insurance premiums and if, I do not know if I have to do it, I would raise your taxes and you would say wow I am paying eight thousand less for health care, it is a good deal.”

And just for good measure, via WaPo: No, Bernie Sanders is not going to bankrupt America to the tune of $18 trillion.

Need more? Here is his entire health care plan explained in great detail.

Note: Edited to add more info.