Thursday, December 24, 2015

Quote of the day: Bernie Sanders on the need for a national health care system

The Quote: "it is a national disgrace that the United States is the only major country that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right."

From this morning's email from Sanders:

The truth is, it is a national disgrace that the United States is the only major country that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right. Today, 29 million of our sisters and brothers are without care. Not only are deductibles rising, but the cost of prescription drugs is skyrocketing as well. There is a major crisis in primary health care in the United States.

So I start my approach to health care from two very simple premises:

  1. Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege -- every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access quality care regardless of their income.
  2. We must create a national system to provide care for every single American in the most cost-effective way possible.

Now that would be a happy holiday present for 29 million Americans.

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