Bernie Sanders Thanks the Koch Brothers For ‘Accidentally’ Supporting Healthcare For All
Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/speuEL6ETC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
Koch Brothers, you done played yourselves.
As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pointed out in a video for Twitter, a study by the Mercatus Center – which is “significantly funded” by the Koch Brothers – found that, in a ten-year period, Medicare for All would save Americans $2 trillion.
“I suspect that that is not what the Koch Brothers intended to do,” Sanders quipped.
“At a time when the United States spends far more per capita on health care than any other country on Earth… a Medicare For All health care system would save the average American significant sums of money,” he continued.
“The insurance industry[‘s]… main function in life is not to make people well, but to make stockholders incredibly rich,” he added.
Sanders then explains that up-front and taxpayer costs may rise slightly in the short term to pay for a universal health care system, but that in the long term, the average American will save thousands.
“63 percent of Americans now support moving to a Medicare for All system,” he added, citing a recent (though unnamed) poll.
And now we wait as the right frantically tries to obscure these new findings with spin and incomplete data. 3… 2… oh, it’s already happening.
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