The Vermont senator and his allies did not identify the cost of or funding source for such a program, which drew jeers from Republicans.
Bill Round largely blames the Democrats in cases where the president has failed to push through his agenda. “They’ve been nothing but obstructionists, have they not?” Round said.
The Vermont senator pitched Medicare-for-all at a meeting with seniors in Franklin county.
It has long seemed pretty clear that without at least a massive overhaul, Obamacare will collapse, slowly or rapidly.
President Donald Trump has threatened to stop funding subsidies that help 13,000 low-income Vermonters pay out-of-pocket costs.
Sanders dismissed Republican effort to force a vote on single payer as a “sham.”
On this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt calls from a Capitol Hill phone booth to tell us how the Senate health care debate has evolved.
While critical of national Republicans’ efforts on health care reform, he said block grants could work if they allowed more flexibility and brought in about as much money as the state gets now.
Senate Republicans are struggling to secure support in the 52-member caucus to amend the House bill.
Vermont’s delegation voiced strong opposition to a motion that passed Tuesday to open debate on a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
It appears to have lost more Senate backers than it can afford. Repeal “makes for a great sound bite if you don’t actually have to do anything,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said. Bernie Sanders promised his own plan.
Gov. Phil Scott joined the state’s congressional delegation and Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
The latest Republican health care reform effort in Congress includes more money for opiate abuse treatment, but Vermont health care leaders still don’t like it.
We can’t fix or replace Obamacare without facing the contradiction of wanting the freedom not to buy insurance without the responsibility of paying for care when we need it.