Footage from a 1987 public access cable tv show “Bernie Speaks with the Community” has been discovered that shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) admitting universal government healthcare like he now proposes would “bankrupt the nation.”
In the show, Sanders was speaking with Dr. Milton Terris’, the editor of the Journal of Public Health Policy about the Canadian health care system.
“I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanisms in this country to do that — for example, if we expanded Medicaid to everybody, everybody had a Medicaid card, we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation,” he said.
Since 1987, none of the factors he mentioned has changed significantly, and health care has gotten more expensive rather than less so. Given these factors, Sanders has to know that there is not a way for the U.S. to pay for his Medicare for All plan.
As his fellow candidate Joe Biden liked to say, “We choose truth over facts.”
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