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    Default Email I received from Bernie Sanders

    Some of you might be interested in this so thought I would share.

    I have some important news to share with you:

    Today — along with 15 co-sponsors — I am officially introducing our Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care legislation that will guarantee health care as a right for every single man, woman and child in the United States of America.

    The last time I introduced this bill, it lacked a single co-sponsor.

    Today, we have 15.

    I want you to know the names of each and every Senator who is standing with us today, then sign my online card thanking them for joining this fight.

    Here is the list:

    Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
    Senator Al Franken (D-MN)
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
    Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
    Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
    Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
    Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
    Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

    But it gets better.

    Over the past two months, more than 500,000 people across the country have joined them as citizen co-sponsors of our bill. And in the House of Representatives, for the first time ever, a majority of the Democratic members have signed onto John Conyers’s Medicare-for-all legislation.

    There is no doubt about it, momentum is on our side.

    It was not long ago that the idea of Medicare for all was dismissed and ridiculed by the corporate media and political establishment of this country. Today, a strong majority of Americans understand that it is the responsibility of the federal government to provide health care for all.

    But we still have a long way to go.

    Because the truth is, the insurance companies and drug companies in this country are extraordinarily powerful and they are not going down without a fight. They have obscene amounts of wealth and have used that money to protect a dysfunctional system that allows them to make billions in profits while leaving far too many Americans behind.

    But in my view, the people of this country have had enough of the greed and recklessness of these industries.

    We understand that it is a moral outrage that the United States is the only nation in the industrialized world that does not guarantee health care as a right to all of its people.

    We believe it is a national emergency that 28 million of our sisters and brothers lack health care coverage and that many more are underinsured with high deductibles and copayments.

    We are tired of going to the pharmacy to get medicine we need and the price triples for no other reason than because the drug companies now have the right to charge as much as they like. Unbelievably, one out of five adults under the age of 65 in this country who gets a prescription from a doctor cannot afford to get it filled.

    The American people are sick and tired of a health care system that spends twice as much per capita as countries around the world but has worse outcomes. All while the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry reward their executives with outrageous compensation packages.

    All of us get sick.

    All of us need medicine.

    All of us have accidents.

    All of us need good quality health care.

    In my view, the function of a rational health care system in this country should be to provide quality care for everyone in a cost effective way, not to make health industry CEOs richer or drive up stock prices on Wall Street.

    Even with growing support in Congress, we are still taking on much of the political and financial establishment in this fight. But when we are united, when we stand together, we are more powerful than they could ever imagine.

    Sisters and Brothers: In this pivotal moment in American history, let us lead our country forward to guarantee health care as a right and not a privilege. This is a struggle whose time has come. This is a struggle not just about health care but about the heart and soul of our country, about what we stand for as a people.

    Please remember that when we stand together and do not let allow demagogues to divide us up by race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.

    That is the political revolution.

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders
    You can sign a card to thank these politicians if interested:

    https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/...rce=em170913-c
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    Default Re: Email I received from Bernie Sanders

    It would have been nice to have seen at least 1 republican co-sponsor on the list. But no surprise there.
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    Default Re: Email I received from Bernie Sanders

    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    It would have been nice to have seen at least 1 republican co-sponsor on the list. But no surprise there.
    I see my Democratic Senator from PA is among the missing.. I can see Medicare for all as a good thing but I don't think it will ever happen.. The costs will be through the roof.. And as long as the Republicans have the Senate and house it will never happen,but I give Sanders credit as it shows that on some issues he stands his ground..
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    Default Re: Email I received from Bernie Sanders

    Again the way I look at this is with Medicare for all is a way of controlling costs.I have said this in the past. Although Insurance companies are a big part of the problem today it is the caregivers that IMO are the biggest problem.. Control that part of the problem and yes you can control costs.. But the way this country is set up this will never happen..Too much big money in politics..

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    Default Re: Email I received from Bernie Sanders

    The health insurance becomes your boss when old......My parents are having problems with medicare now.......Dad took some falls and he is no longer himself.....and mom is old and having a hard time caring for him.....so they keep trying to force nursing home on her for him......that could cost their house......and they have rules...that if she takes him home(and he is home)...that she cannot take him anywhere and somebody must be watching him all the time so he don't get up and fall.....or else things won't be covered.......like a whole complicated trap to take their house or life savings. Like to force expensive care on them....
    Last edited by slavenomore; 09-14-2017 at 05:39 AM.

 

 

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