During a recent event, Bernie Sanders enthusiastically confirmed that his ‘Medicare for All’ plan would include people who are in the country illegally.
How is that fair to American citizens who have been paying into the system for years?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders: Medicare for All Plan Would ‘Absolutely’ Cover Illegal Immigrants
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Friday his vision of Medicare for All would “absolutely” cover the illegal immigrants living in the United States.
Speaking at a presidential candidate forum in Miami, Sanders touted his plan for a universal health care system he claims would provide coverage for every “man, woman, and child” while saving the “average American substantial sums of money.”
“The insurance companies and their drug companies are starting to spend tens and tens of millions of dollars to fight against Medicare for All,” Sanders said. “And we will organize the American people around the concept that all people in this country have the right to health care, and at the end of the day, we are going to win that struggle.”
“Senator, would you include the 11 million undocumented immigrants in that?” a moderator asked.
“Absolutely,” Sanders said. “Absolutely. When I talk about health care being a human right, last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings as well.”
Watch the video below:
Maybe this explains why Bernie has been struggling in polls lately.
The Business Insider reports:
More than one-third of voters want Bernie Sanders to drop out of the 2020 presidential race, poll shows
More than one-third of voters want Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to drop out of the 2020 presidential race, making him one of the highest in that category among the large field of candidates.
The results of the poll as the 2020 primary race heats up could ultimately spell trouble for Sanders, who has carved out a lane as the Democrats’ “democratic-socialist” option to unseat President Donald Trump.
According to a new poll from USA Today and Suffolk University, 35% of respondents said Sanders should drop out, compared with 40% who were excited about his candidacy, 21% with no opinion, and 4% who had never heard of him.
Anything could happen over the next year, but right now it doesn’t look like Bernie is going to be the Dem nominee.