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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 12:44 PM

Senator Sanders Responds to Trump's Lies on Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after President Donald Trump wrote an op-ed in USA Today which contains numerous lies about Medicare for All and his record as president:

"Donald Trump led the effort to throw 32 million Americans off of the health care they have in order to pay for massive tax breaks for billionaires and large corporations. Fortunately we were able to defeat his proposal by one vote.

"In his last budget, Donald Trump, in absolute violation of his campaign promises, proposed a $1 trillion cut to Medicaid, a $500 billion cut to Medicare and a $72 billion cut to the Social Security disability fund. Now the president, who has a very difficult time telling the truth about anything, is lying about the Medicare for All proposal that I introduced, which poll after poll after shows has strong majority support among the American people.

"No, Mr. President. Our proposal would not cut benefits for seniors on Medicare. In fact, we expand benefits. Millions of seniors today cannot afford the dental care, vision care or hearing aids they desperately need because Medicare does not cover these vitally important needs. Our proposal covers them. In addition, Medicare for All would eliminate deductibles and copays for seniors, and significantly lower the cost of prescription drugs.

"Medicare for All allows seniors and all Americans to see the doctors they want, not the doctors their insurance companies have a contract with.

"Our current dysfunctional health care system is designed to make huge profits for insurance companies and drug companies, rather than provide quality care for every man, woman and child. The result: we spend nearly twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other nation, while 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are underinsured.

"The time is now for the United States to join every other major country on Earth and guarantee health care to every American as a right not a privilege, and Donald Trump, the insurance companies and the drug companies will not stop us."

https://www.sanders.senate.gov/

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Donkees Oct 10 OP
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Donkees Oct 10 #2
YOHABLO Oct 11 #3
Vinca Oct 11 #4
Uncle Joe Oct 11 #5

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 12:59 PM

1. Great response.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 04:24 PM

2. Trump Keeps Lying About Medicare for All



Published on Oct 10, 2018
Not only is Trump lying about Medicare for All. This president, who fought to throw 32 million Americans off of health insurance, is acting like he cares about health care for seniors or anyone else.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:09 AM

3. Medicare for all is a great idea, but they need to expand it to cover dental, hearing, and eye care.

Since when was taking care of your teeth, how well you hear and see, not a part of your health?

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:06 AM

4. I would like a Medicare For All plan to cover drugs people must have to exist.

Too many stories lately of people dying because they can't afford insulin.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:25 AM

5. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Donkees.

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