Sanders to introduce single-payer healthcare bill

Senator Bernie Sanders in an interview on ABC News
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The Vermont Senator told constituents in a town hall meeting in Vermont that he plans to introduce legislation for a single-payer healthcare system.

On Friday night, Senator Bernie Sanders told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that the United States needed to move towards a ‘Medicare for all’ single-payer healthcare system.

“And I’ll be introducing legislation shortly to do that,” Senator Sanders told Hayes.

Affirming his commitment to a single-payer system, Sanders told a crowd of hundreds in Hardwick, Vermont that the defeat of the Republican “healthcare” bill was a victory, and he plans to soon introduce a ‘Medicare for all’ bill.

“No, we’re not going to give $300 million in tax breaks to the top 2 percent and then throw 24 million Americans off of health insurance. Ain’t gonna happen,” Sanders told the crowd, packed into a school gymnasium.

A May 2016 poll from Gallup showed that a clear majority of Americans was in favor of single-payer healthcare, including many Republicans.

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