Bernie Sanders Wants to Take Away Your Health Insurance!

“Warning: Bernie Sanders Wants to Take Away Your Health Insurance!”

Statement by Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research

September 14, 2017

“The Sanders “Medicare for All Act” released yesterday outlaws private health insurance.  (See pages 7-8.)  The bill doesn’t just offer government insurance to people who need or want it. Sanders would force everyone to give up the insurance they already have and like, including the 155 million people who get covered through a job.  It would be ILLEGAL for employers to offer coverage to workers, retired workers, and their families. (See pages 8 and 58.)

“Sanders claims to be a friend of working people but clearly he doesn’t care about the millions of union members who have sacrificed cash wages to get excellent health benefits for themselves and their families.  They’d be the biggest losers, forced into Sanders’ one-size-fits-all government scheme.

“Most European universal healthcare systems, such as the U.K. and the Netherlands and Finland, still allow people to buy private health insurance. Bernie’s system is coercive and compulsory. You’d have no choice, no way out.

See for yourself. Read the bill here.”

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