Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently told a group of seniors that the solution to America’s health care crisis is to make Medicare available to all. He plans to introduce a proposal not long after Congress reconvenes in September.
Sanders visited the Franklin County Senior Center in St. Albans Vermont on Monday and answered questions about health care, social security, and President Trump’s budget. After meeting with the seniors, the Vermont Independent headed to a dairy farm in East Fairfield. He talked with several dairy farmers about the challenges their industry faces as well as their health care concerns.
Sanders said to his constituency, ”Well, we kept the affordable care act alive by the slimmest of margins. Some of us worked very, very hard on that.” He acknowledged that his proposal for “Medicare for all” will be a bill that likely won’t pass in the Republican-controlled Congress. But he declared that change takes time and what is needed is more organization in every state.
“If we pass this thing, it’s not going to be tomorrow, it would be the most significant step forward legislatively since I suspect the creation of Social Security in the 1930s. It’s a big deal,” he said.
Senator Sanders told reporters after his meeting with the seniors in St. Albans that the violence at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was “a very, very sad moment in American history.” The former presidential contender then challenged that President Trump bore some responsibility for giving rise to hate groups because he failed to initially condemn them.
After significant pressure from all sides, Trump on Monday called out the hate groups such as neo-Nazis and the KKK as “repugnant,” and declared “racism is evil” after his previous remarks about violence on “many sides” created a backlash of criticism. He called members of these hate groups “criminals and thugs” in his prepared statement.
Do you think Senator Sanders is on the right track with Medicare for all? Do you say he is right that Trump bears some responsibility for the rise of hate groups?
Credit: US News