Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday that premiums and deductibles under Obamacare are “too high” the Washington Free Beacon reported. This comes only days after Sanders championed the defeat of Ryancare in a tweet saying “The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for working families and everyone who stood up in opposition.”
The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for working families and everyone who stood up in opposition.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 24, 2017
From the Free Beacon:
Host Dana Bash asked Sanders about President Donald Trump’s comments from Friday, when he blamed Democrats for Republicans not getting enough votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with American Health Care Act. She asked Sanders if he could reach out to Trump about fixing Obamacare since he has admitted there were flaws in the past.
Sanders responded by criticizing the Republican alternative to Obamacare, calling it “disastrous.”
“The bill that was defeated should have been defeated,” Sanders said. “It was a disastrous piece of legislation primarily designed to provide $300 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent throwing 24 million people off of health insurance, raising premiums for older workers in a very, very significant way.”
Sanders then addressed Obamacare and admitted there were “serious problems.”
“Of course, Obamacare has serious problems. Deductibles are too high. Premiums are too high. The cost of health care is going up at a much faster rate than it should,” Sanders said.
Talk about being disconnected from reality. When will crazy Bernie Sanders ever learn?
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