Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All – Ending An ‘Immoral System’, Covering Everyone
By Doug Cunningham
Senator Bernie Sanders – backed by 15 Democratic U.S. Senators – introduced Medicare For All Wednesday. Health care coverage for everyone in the country as a human right. Sanders says working families will be better off financially paying for Medicare For All than giving money to for profit insurance companies that can literally nickel and dime us to death when we get sick.
[Senator Bernie Sanders]: “Under Medicare for all the average American family will be much better off financially than under the current system because you will no longer be writing checks to private insurance companies.”
Melissa Johnson-Camacho is a National Nurses United Registered Nurse.
[Melissa Johnson-Camacho]: “To me it’s immoral that anyone profits off of another person’s need for health care. And it it is repugnant to me that this profit comes from denying care.
I see the suffering and pain this causes every day in the faces of my patients. This system is killing too many of my patients. And I say no more.
Let’s put an end to this immoral system that’s putting profit before patients’ needs.”
MCS Industries CEO Richard Master says a single payer Medicare For All health system that gets rid of the private insurance health system is also good for business.
[Richard Master]: “It is a totally unnecessary middleman whose very existence costs businesses a fortune and adds no value.
Other industrialized countries get better health results at half the price.
The way we finance health care keeps wages flat, discourages businesses from hiring full time employees and causes discrimination against employees in their fifties and sixties.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren summed up the Medicare For all position.
[Senator Elizabeth Warren]: “So that’s our argument. Everyone gets covered. No one goes broke. And families, in some of the toughest moments in their lives will not be left alone.”