Medicare-for-All | Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders believes in a medicare-for-all system. "Count me in as one of those people who believe that health care is a right not a privilege…There is something wrong when the United States of America is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right."

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Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren.

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents and grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment. His father came to the United States from Poland at the age of 17 without much money or a formal education. While attending the University of Chicago, a 20-year-old Sanders led students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in off-campus housing owned by the university as a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer. In August of 1963, Sanders took an overnight bus as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech firsthand at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

After graduation, Bernie moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington as an Independent by a mere 10 votes, shocking the city’s political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor. In 1983, Bernie was re-elected by a 21 point margin with a record amount of voter turnout. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. In 1990, Sanders was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Independent in 40 years and joined the Democratic caucus. He was re-elected for eight terms, during which he voted against the deregulation of Wall Street, the Patriot Act, and the invasion of Iraq.

In 2006, Sanders defeated the richest man in Vermont to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as an Independent. Known as a “practical and successful legislator,” Sanders served as chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he authored and passed the most significant veteran health care reform bill in recent history. While in the Senate, Sanders has fought tirelessly for working class Americans against the influence of big money in politics. In 2010, he gave an eight-and-a-half hour filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor in opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. In 2015, the Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

Known for his consistency on the issues, Senator Sanders has supported the working class, women, communities of color, and the LGBT community throughout his career. He is an advocate for the environment, unions, and immigrants. He voted against Keystone XL, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, wants to expand the Voting Rights Act, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
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34 thoughts on “Medicare-for-All | Bernie Sanders

  1. Bernie Sanders
    -passed more legislation than anyone in 30 years
    -marched with MLK jr
    -passed lgbt discrimination bills as mayor of burlington VT
    -for gun control without doing away with 2nd amendment
    -for financial system reform
    -criminal justice reform
    -protecting and expanding social security
    -medicare single payer for all
    – ending private prisons
    – weakening the military industrial complex
    – still flies coach
    – net worth 500,000$

  2. I’m on fire for Bernie and I’ve been putting my money down to prove it.
    I.e.,I’ve been sending Bernie money and will continue to do so. GO
    BERNIE!!!

  3. When health insurance costs as much as it does, and I am mandated now
    paying for it, the Affordable Care Act isn’t enough. A single-payer
    Medicare-for-all system will be best. That’s the bottom line. I’m seriously
    about to vote for Bernie Sanders.

  4. What I love most about Bernie is that he is not for sale. He is the only
    solo candidate that has refused Super Pac money and wants to restore the
    voter rights act

    • +WorldOfExcitementE
      I already get Healthcare from the VA. how the hell will I save thousands
      when he mentions free college, health care, etc. free will be a tax hike.

    • +Armando You obviously don’t get how any of this works. Yes, you’d be
      paying more in taxes than you are now but what you fail to realize is that
      you would no longer be paying private health insurance. Even with the
      raised taxes for universal healthcare, you’d be saving thousands of dollars
      versus what we currently have.

    • +Armando You’re failing to understand that this would be paid by masses of
      people. A family making $50,000 a year may currently be paying about
      $6,000. Under universal healthcare, however, you could be paying about
      $500. Look into the plans before you judge. Bernie’s proposals would save
      you money on health insurance.

  5. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then
    you win!
    #feelthebern
    #bernie2016
    #berniesanders
    #berniesnaders2016

    • And sorry I don’t want 90% of my money going to taxes.
      A great person once said, socialism is a great thing until you run out of
      other people’s money.

    • +Maarten van Rossem Lezingen Watch the video and you’ll know exactly who
      she is. You should care because she’s a voter along with her student
      organization. And nothing is free in the world, that why I put quotation
      marks around “free stuff”. Anyone who thinks Sweden actually has free
      healthcare or free education is very uninformed & ignorant.

    • +Jordan LongNight
      Why? Who’s Keely Mullen? Why should I care what he/she has to think? Why
      are you against “free stuff”, as you call it? I find it funny how in the US
      there’s a large amount of people who are absolutely certain healthcare for
      all is impossible while it’s reality in all the rest of the world that
      isn’t Africa. Even the conservative party of Canada doesn’t wanna change
      their universal health care system. Tell me how the current system, where
      you individually pay twice as much on health care per capita as Switzerland
      (the second most expensive country for health care) and where the
      government pays roughly the same amount of money per person on health care
      as most other Western countries that do have universal health care, tell me
      how this system is better than Bernie’s proposal.

    • +Jordan LongNight
      If you’d tax the one percent with “100%”. (I assume you mean all money they
      have and will ever have by that), You would get 15,3 trillion dollars. That
      would be enough to pay for medicare for all for over half the world.

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