Bernie Sanders Busts The GOP Plan To Take Health Insurance Away From 27 Million Americans


Sen. Bernie Sanders is exposing the Republican plan to pay for a tax cut for the very wealthiest Americans by taking private health insurance away from 27 million Americans.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) said:

Both the Senate and the House budget resolutions would make the rich richer and cause devastating pain to tens of millions of working families throughout the country. Instead of making health care more affordable, both Republican budgets would eliminate health insurance for at least 27 million Americans. At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, both Republican budgets would provide huge tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent, while paving the way for a tax hike on 13 million working families.

Both of these budgets represent a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest people in this country. The Republican philosophy of cutting Medicare, cutting Medicaid, and cutting nutrition programs for hungry kids, while providing huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, would move this country in exactly the wrong direction.

According to a report from the Senate Budget Committee Democrats, Republicans would take away health insurance from 27 million Americans by disabling the federal health insurance exchanges, “What is particularly bizarre is even as Republicans in both chambers seek to dismantle the private insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, they propose moving Medicare onto a private insurance exchange that mimics the ACA exchanges. The key difference between the two systems is that the Republican budgets fail to provide sufficient funding for these exchanges, therefore raising out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries.”

Republicans talk about the bottom line on their budget, but what they never mention is how it gets there. Republicans are planning on gutting Medicare and throwing 27 million people off of their private insurance in order to pay for tax cuts to the top one-tenth of one percent. It is common sense, if the people who have the most are going to get a big tax cut, somebody else has to pay for it. In the Republican budget, 27 million people will pay for a tax cut for the wealthy by losing their health insurance subsidies, which will mean millions of people will be thrown back into a market where they either can’t buy or can’t afford health insurance.

Sen. Sanders has exposed their plan by standing up for working people as the ranking member on the Democratic side of the Senate Budget Committee.

The Republican plan to hurt tens of millions of working people, seniors, children, and the poor must be made clear to every American. Republicans tried to pull a fast one on American workers, but Bernie Sanders busted them and exposed their plan for the world to see.

12 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Busts The GOP Plan To Take Health Insurance Away From 27 Million Americans”

  1. Their base is made up of a coalition of single issue voters, i.e. abortion, guns, & god, who don’t care if they get screwed economically as long there is a rich, old white man in the governor’s mansion or the white house.

  2. How can this be happening to my country? I watched a vid of John Stewart this a.m. explaining why he’s leaving The Daily Show. He said it was because after watching political news/commentary non-stop to be prepared for his show he became unimaginably depressed. I can relate.

  3. Well Done Mr. Sanders. It’s good to see a Politician with a hint of a soul.

    Which is sorely lacking in the Republican crowd.

  4. Same here and facing election 2016 without Jon or Stephen Colbert just ain’t gonna be as much fun.
    Both of them helped us fight our depression brought
    on by neocon bagger bs.

  5. It is not just a coincidence that tax cuts for the rich have preceded both the 1929 and 2007 depressions. The Revenue acts of 1926 and 1928 worked exactly as the Republican Congresses that pushed them through promised. The dramatic reductions in taxes on the upper income brackets and estates of the wealthy did indeed result in increases in savings and investment. However, overinvestment (by 1929 there were over 600 automobile manufacturing companies in the USA) caused the depression that made the rich, and most everyone else, ultimately much poorer.

    Since 1969 there has been a tremendous shift in the tax burdens away from the rich on onto the middle class. Corporate income tax receipts, whose incidence falls entirely on the owners of corporations, were 4% of GDP then and are now less than 1%. During that same period, payroll tax rates as percent of GDP have increased dramatically…”

  6. @Lance, you nailed it brother, it’s 1929 all over again! it’s the herbert hoover PONZI scheme revisted!! with the SCOTUS destroy our democracy with Buckley vs. Valeo!!! and then the DEATH blow was the SCOTUS passing CITIZEN UNITED!! Hey I’m just being real! whether you’re a liberal, republican, male or female!! heres the reality!! the usa has been marching towards FASCISM since that B rated actor (REAGAN) took office! and now we’re a FULL BLOOM fascist state!! just look at the signs, look at how our politicians are whoring themselves out!! FACT! CONGRESS rakes in more money from corporate america and the koch wanna be’s (2.5 TRILLION) DOLLARS per year compared to public financing (THE AMERICAN CITIZEN) (2 TRILLION) DOLLARS. Look at the militarization of our POLICE DEPARTMENTS! ”JUST ASK OCCUPIED WALL STREET protesters” ladies and gentlemen, this is the UGLY face of FASCISM ! any questions?

  7. REPEAL YOUR HEALTHCARE,,,,CUT your social security,,CUT your medicare,,,CUT your food stamps,,CUT your unemployment INSURANCE,,CUT you EARNED income credit from your taxes AND TAX BREAKS FOR MILLIONARES,,,,,,,,,who didnt evenask for them
    everyone say HELLO,to our NEW REPUBLICAN CONGRESS we have just elected for ourselves
    VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT OF OFFICE,,,you cant wish them out,,,any one who is reading this and did not vote,,,YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM not just them

  8. The GOP has no conscious, they would steal a penny off a blind man’s eye is they needed it to make a dollar. Howthese so called “representatives of the people” can sleep at night makes me wonder!!!! tHEY ARE WORSHIPPING AT THE ALTAR OF THE DOLLAR. SCREW THE REST, is their mantra.

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