Bernie Sanders Proposes $32 Trillion “Medicare For All” Plan

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Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont - Democrat/Socialist).


Washington, D.C. (Accredited Times) – I hope you like Venezuela’s progressive economic policies.  If Bernie Sanders has his way, those policies are coming soon to a government near you.

Senator Bernie Sanders — the scraggly Vermont socialist who received wide acclaim from the accredited media in the 2016 Presidential election — has raved about the Venezuelan economic success story:  “These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger.”

Seeking to adopt Venezuela’s successful economic model, Sanders has now proposed a $32 trillion healthcare plan that would convert America’s healthcare system (1/7th of the economy) into a full government-run operation.  Sanders hopes that healthcare can run as efficiently as the Post Office and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“Right now, if we want to move away from a dysfunctional, wasteful, bureaucratic system into a rational health-care system that guarantees coverage to everyone in a cost-effective way, the only way to do it is Medicare for All,” Sanders said in an interview in his Senate office.

Under Sanders’ proposal, the federal government would pay healthcare expenses for all Americans and for at least one-third of all Mexicans.  Sanders would cover everything, including abortions, liposuction, breast augmentation, psychological counseling, and sex change operations.  Tax rates would increase, possibly to Argentina’s 137.3% total tax rate, but, more importantly, no transgender would be left uncovered.  Moreover, as Obama promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

The Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, a progressive think tank, has estimated that Sanders’ plan would cost $32 trillion over a ten-year period.  Sanders would partially pay for his plan with $15.3 trillion in new taxes.  The remainder would be funded by increased debt, similar to Venezuela’s innovative budgetary policies.

The accredited media reacted in an orgy of ecstasy.  The Washington Post embraced the plan, breathlessly exclaiming that it “pushes the health-care debate decidedly leftward.”  CNN declared that the plan offers “a blueprint for fundamentally reshaping the American health care system by moving the country to a government-run, single-payer program.”   CNN also indicated that 53% of Americans would support a “national healthcare plan,” although technically CNN failed to note that 60% of Americans actually oppose Sanders’ plan if taxes were raised, as they would be under Sanders’ plan.  However, these adverse results do not consider votes from citizens of other countries, like Mexico.

“I think in a democracy, we should be doing what the American people want,” Sanders noted.

Other progressive Senators backed Sanders’ plan, including potential Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (Democrat – Massachusetts), Kamala Harris (Democrat – California), Corey Booker (Democrat – New Jersey), Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat – New York), and Al Franken (Democrat – Minnesota).

“The reason that our health care system is so outrageously expensive is that it is not designed to provide quality care to all in a cost-effective way, but to provide huge profits to the medical-industrial complex,” Sanders wrote.  “Needless to say, there will be huge opposition to this legislation from the powerful special interests that profit from the current wasteful system.  The insurance companies, the drug companies and Wall Street will undoubtedly devote a lot of money to lobbying, campaign contributions and television ads to defeat this proposal.  But they are on the wrong side of history.”

Viva el Sanders!!!

Abu
Abu

Well done BLM

MillionDollarBonus

It’s so exciting to have the future president of Guinea tune into the Accredited Times every day. Your support is much appreciated Abu.

Jack Swiger
Jack Swiger

Houston, we have a math problem.

MillionDollarBonus

CEO’s can always pay more, Jack. Have you seen how much money some of these big shots have? Just take a trip down to the nearest yacht club and tell me these people couldn’t be giving a LOT more. Puuullease – the last thing we need is a sob story about how capitalists “can’t afford” to pay more, when many people don’t even have a roof over their heads! Give me a break!

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

We won’t be done ’till we have a dysfunctional billion dollar website in every state. And this won’t work if we track administrative costs. Hide $200 billion/yr. in the department of administration of the chief administrator of administration.

MillionDollarBonus

Healthcare.gov was a massive success! It created $2 BILLION dollars worth of economic growth, according to Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-09-24/obamacare-website-costs-exceed-2-billion-study-finds

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz

Enriching Beltway bandits via payment for worthless websites is waste, not legitimate GDP.

trav777

More taxes and debt are the way to prosperity!

MillionDollarBonus

That’s trend has pretty much been proven everywhere. Why else would every accredited economist believe it?

Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin

Sanders, what an eunuch! It is eunuchstasy the world over.
For the eunuchs, people are there, just to be dictated to, to be regulated, and to be taxed.

MillionDollarBonus

Wow Bernie is so smart! Like all smart progressives he realizes that government spending is mostly funded by taxes, not debt. So if we raise taxes by 20%, we can spend 20% more, because that’s the totality of what the government takes in! Voila!

The other cool thing about tax increases is that they have no effect on the economy. People laugh at me when I explain that Trump expects his tax cuts to “boost” the economy lol! I mean, why would having more money to invest in your business help grow the economy? That’s just dumb. Government should be spending that money, not businesses – this always leads to optimal economic growth, as we can see in many case studies, Venezuela being a great example, until capitalists started destroying it by crashing oil prices.

Pbier

We need more visionaries like Sanders, people who remember that we have the world’s reserve currency and are quite prepared to use the printing press to give birth to trillions more dollars.

Queen Bey Fan
Queen Bey Fan

A white White House spokeswoman, Press Secretary Sarah HucKKKabee Sanders just called for a black female private citizen to be fired.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/13/media/jemele-hill-espn-white-house/index.html

This administration is bullshit. FUCK DONALD TRUMP!

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz

More chicanery from this Marxist nut. He’s a Jim Jones cultist, and BLM is guzzling that low bid gov’t Koolaid. Where’s Obama’s death panel when we need it?

#neoliberalism

trav777

This is because of the Crusades

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

I spite of what Trump and his stupid zombies want to think we are and will always be a small part of a global system. While Shouts of MAGA make the stupid masses feel empowered we progressives must keep our eye on the end goal. Agenda 21 has clearly defined that the world population needs to be reduced by 80-90% to help the earth survive. Let them all squabble over the misdirection like who will pay for health care and tax cuts. In the mean time our progressive agendas continue to march to our ultimate goal.

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