Sanders: "I Am Absolutely Introducing Single-Payer Healthcare Bill"

Tyler Durden's picture

Now that Obamacare repeal is dead for the foreseeable future thanks to John McCain, the full court press to expand on the existing system has begun with Bernie Sanders saying Sunday that he will “absolutely” introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare.

“Of course we are, we’re tweaking the final points of the bill and we’re figuring out how we can mount a national campaign to bring people together,” Sanders said on CNN’s State of the Union.

Sanders. who if it weren't for the DNC's collusion with Hillary Clinton would likely have been the Democratic party's presidential candidate and perhaps current president of the US - a truth which the public must urgently forget and thus the daily barrage of "Russian collusion" headlines - promised to introduce a “Medicare for All” proposal once the debate over repealing ObamaCare ended. He is one of several progressive lawmakers who back the healthcare model that has divided Democratic lawmakers.

It’s unclear exactly when he will introduce the legislation, or who will support it. The Senate has two weeks remaining in sessions.

According to The Hill, Sen. Steve Daines, a Montana Republican, attached an amendment to one version of the ObamaCare repeal bill Wednesday that would have created a single-payer healthcare system. Daines, unlike Sanders, does not support a single-payer system but used the model as a political maneuver. Sanders’s spokesman slammed the amendment as a “sham” at the time and said Sanders and other Democrats would refuse to vote on the measure.

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Billy the Poet's picture

Before Obamacare made medicine unaffordable the vast majority of Americans were happy enough:


2009: 80% satisfied with health care


Oldwood's picture

The only thing single payer will resolve is the end of the debate. We will all know it for it's fucked up corruption and malfeasance, and will be able to do NOTHING to change it.

This is what we knew about ACA, that once in it would be impossible to remove, and single payer will be the ultimate "end". Regardless of how terrible it might be, we will NEVER be rid of it, and every complaint will be met with derision, or worse still, another "fix" that will fuck us all the worse.

What more evidence do we need than the ACA itself, along with just about every other government program designed to "help". 

And let's not pretend that what we now have is anything but the result of government legislating monopolies in healthcare, in business and in every aspect of our lives. It has been so successful in it's implementation that we actually BELIEVE this is somehow free market capitalism.

hoytmonger's picture

Sanders single-payer bill will likely get more support than Rand Paul/Tulsi Gabbard's Stop Funding Terrorists bills.

Aubiekong's picture

If bernie won I had plans to close my business and become a democrat moocher, there would have been no reason to keep working...

order66's picture

"Now that Obamacare repeal is dead for the foreseeable future thanks to John McCain"

Thanks to the foreseeable future, John McCain will be dead.

Aubiekong's picture

Stupid sheeple, they wrecked your healthcare, and then you demanded single payer, their plan all along....

E. Phil Chew's picture


Bernie is ".....introducing a single-payer healthcare bill."........that will give healthcare based on political ideology and nothing else.








Felix da Kat's picture

With Sanders involved, we already know whatever he proposes is crooked. He is only trying to steal some limelight so as to overshadow "Burlington-gate" Real Estate loan fraud. Retire, Sanders. Go home to your also-crooked wife.

As a side note, if Sanders does decide on a presidential run in 2020, he'll dump his wife beforehand to escape her liability. What a cad...

FoggyWorld's picture

He would be something like 78 years old.   Aged out.

Aubiekong's picture

Why not just go to cash only? No government or insurance allowed.  Overnight the cost of medical care would fall 90%.  You could have a babu and the total bill would be less than $500, we could all afford medical care.

adampeart's picture

Thank you for pointing out the obvious solution. That crazy old socialist fart never lived under single payer (I have in France and it sucks) nor Obummercare for that matter. The "Vermont people " are full blown retards to tolerate this jackass for all of these years (you too Arizona.)

rejected's picture

In the 80's I could get 50% off a very reasonable bill if I paid cash.  Today, some won't accept cash at all. 

newworldorder's picture

Single payer will come when there is a converrgance of mid to large corporate interests joining medical professional and hospital systems to offer it, while the Medical Insurance corporations and drug companies are saved.

Those entities wll gladly transition to the new model and will work behind the scenes to get whatever profit they need out of singel payer.

Ol Man's picture

Just a head's up for anyone wishing to anounce something they think is important.  Don't do it on CNN!!!  They have no credibilty left.  No one should/would/could believe you. 

Fair warning given.

Use (or view) CNN at your own risk...

Back to your regularly scheduled program...


adampeart's picture

You' think the senile pinko from Vermont has any credibility?

Ol Man's picture

Not at all.  I just can't imagine anyone thinking CNN is a good place to anounce anything.  Their performance over the past year has proven biased and inept at the same time.  Hardly a glowing endorsement.  Of course, they always were biased and inept, but never was it so visible as now.

deimos178's picture

If that type of system is so great, how come millions of Americans aren't flocking to Canada and England to get the superior health care provided by them?

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

The rich in Canada go to the USA for faster care.....even the politicians have done this....

Rebelrebel7's picture

Healthcare is a disaster. Insurance is not healthcare. People have insurance, and can't afford medical treatment or prescriptions because deductibles and copays are SKY high. 20% of the patients use 80% of the healthcare benefits. It may not be their fault. Doctors get paid for service, so there is not an incentive for the physicians to stop it. 

I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist that appeared over night. It is now gone without medical treatment. Typically, they are drained, and return about 2/3 of the time, and are followed by surgical removal, and still return more than half of the time. They also go away on their own 2/3 of the time. I was lifting a 50# box a dozen or more times a day which I stopped doing and it is almost completely gone. 

I also developed blepharitus, an inflammation of the eyelid, instead of going to the doctor, I used warm compresses and washed all of my glasses. It is almost gone .A lot of stuff is common sense. 

Many mothers, including mine, were rushing their kids to the doctor over every little thing and it becomes ingrained into our culture.

The less that they are seen, the better off you may be if you take care of yourself.

Rebelrebel7's picture

I was in favor of single payer, however, the level of corruption in our government, being involved in human trafficking, which also includes black market organ donations, has changed my mind. I wish that Bernie Sanders would focus on repealing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Until that happens, the corruption, wars, and suffering will continue.

Oldwood's picture

Government is full of good and well meaning theories, all of which if given the chance, will destroy human civilization.

DjangoCat's picture

I fell off the roof just over a week ago.  Scalped myself as my head hit a post at the bottom, hurt both hands, one with a hematoma that came up over the first 24 hours, then receded, and broke at least one rib.

Here, if I went to the ER, I would be there about 10-12 hours.  I elected not to go, and have recovered well all on my own.

We overuse our healthcare systems.  We don't need 90% of what they do.  Old people clog the hospitals, and have nowhere to go.

What we need is catastrophic insrance cover, not free health care.

East Indian's picture

blepharitus, an inflammation of the eyelid, 


It goes away if you apply a touch of kaolin clay before going to bed. Or a piece of wet chalk, applied by finger. Just a tad.

Yen Cross's picture

 These scumbags are so used to the graft, they've lost any conception of honesty or dignity...

HRH Feant2's picture

Communist healthcare for us, private healthcare for them.

There is government-run healthcare in the USSA. It is called the VA. Ask a veteran what it's like to receive government healthcare.

CHoward's picture

Well - I'm a veteran and to be totally honest - I"ve received EXCELLENT HEALTHCARE through the VA.  From eye glasses to treatment for cancer and a whole lot in between.  Sorry to disappoint you.

rejected's picture

Great! But you are a minority...

allamerican's picture

EBT single payer expansion.

bezo's whole foods in every hospital dam it.

there we go bern..

didthatreallyhappen's picture


InnVestuhrr's picture

This commie turd should be Seth Rich'd.

PiratePiggy's picture

STOP the the New Speak. As most things the Dems do, this is the opposite of what they call it. Remember "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"?  It was the opposite.


He Bernie will not be the single payer and neirther will any one in the Democrat party be the single player.  Instead, it is really EVERYBODY PAYS and the feds siphon off a gratiity for themselves and their friends.

NickPeeMe's picture

It is about time, 

fuck off Nazi Trumptards. How doe sit feel to watch your cult leader loss his mind?

TGF Texas's picture

Bernie, Bernie, we got it. You and your party of gay commie brown people, arn't going to stop until you bankrupt this country, in order to establish you communistict wet dream. 

We heard you the first time! Sesh!

Oldwood's picture

Today justice is just another word for redistribution.

Somebody's got to pay....just not ME! 

 Instead of "give me liberty or give me death", it's "give me what I did not earn from someone who did".

Notice that liberals are not concerned about lowering the cost of healthcare other than to create justifactions for forcing someone else to pay for it. Mandates, I think, is their preferred term.

Ben A Drill's picture

This is exactly what big business wants. Take the responsibility off the big corporations and let .gov pay for it. They (corporations) save billions all the while .gov goes broke. It's a big FU to the working class.

pc_babe's picture

Why is it Big Corp's responsibility? Why?

Why not the individual needing it?

Ben A Drill's picture

Your talking about two different things.

It is Big Corp's responsibility because of Workman's Compensation. Also if it is a one earner income a spouse can be added on for a extra fee.

It's called insurance pools. The more people in the pool lowers your cost of insurance. Money is taken directly out of your check every month.

I realize you already know this so I'll just say that I live in the USA I don't want our health care system to look like Canada.

In Canada you work half the year paying .gov. For shitty healthcare!

That's why.

Also if one wants to opt out of healthcare because your healthy, then you are a walking and driving healthcare liability.

Let's get real, you have to work first, then get healthcare. Not the other way around.

DjangoCat's picture

Try asking the price of a procedure.  They can't/won't tell you.  

So how does the individual control anything here?  

There is zero transparancy in the system and the crooks have the key to the safe.

DjangoCat's picture

Screw the bastards on the price.  Now you have regualtion and buying power on your side.  Nail those champagne swigging, million dollar bonus guys to the nearest pole.

Stop the scam.

dark pools of soros's picture

Make health care completely free for everyone and give us all a job in health care


that's it, fixed for good


pc_babe's picture

Of course you are Bern, you are a f*cking commie. Hell bent on destroying the Free Market and everything it has brought you and the country.

Run along now ... you need help your wife figure out how to pay back the money you borrowed.

That's the problem with LIBTARD ass-f*cks like yourself -- you always run out of other peoples money before your great works ever start

GoldHermit's picture

Bernie pull your head out of your ass!

Your Creator's picture

ain't single payer grand. high taxes high debt. One big monopoly insurance company. Severe wait times and severe cuts in canada.

DjangoCat's picture

You need a private market to act as a pressure relief valve.  The rich will pay to be private.  The desperate will mortgage the future to stay alive.

venturen's picture

great....because it will should what a complete fraud Democrats are.....wait for some operations in UK....YEARS! My friend was hours from death after being misdiagnosed multiple times for an obvious appendicitis problem! 

The First Rule's picture

The Real Solution:   

1. Medicare for people with Pre-Existing Conditions

2. Repeal Obamacare for Everyone else.



kudocast's picture

Fox News - Bernie Sanders most popular politician in America.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the most popular of his peers in America right now, and it’s not even close, according to a recent Fox News poll. He currently holds the highest approval rating of any politician in the country, at 61 percent. The senator has very low disapproval rating as well — only 32 percent.

Bernie Sanders has become the most popular politician in America — with no help from the inside