Bernie Sanders Blasts Republicans After Ruling That Jeopardizes Healthcare For Millions

After a George W. Bush-appointed federal judge had issued a ruling that could jeopardize health insurance subsidies for 5.9 million Americans, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hammered the GOP.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said:

At a time when the United States is the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all Americans – and 29 million people still lack insurance – it would be a disaster to throw millions of low-income Americans off health insurance. I fully expect that today’s decision will be reversed.

The last eight years have proven that Republicans have no interest in universal health care. Instead, they have tried time and time again to take health care away from the 20 million newly insured Americans. We should be talking about how to make health care a right for all Americans, not finding new ways to make health care unaffordable.

Instead of gutting the Affordable Care Act, we need to expand on the improvements that it has made to our health care system. The time has come for the United States to join every major country on earth in guaranteeing health care as a right to every man, woman, and child.

Bernie Sanders is correct. Republicans have shown zero interest in helping more Americans gain access to affordable healthcare. Republicans have spent eight years scheming and plotting to take healthcare away from millions.

Republicans are hailing the ruling as a major victory, but it isn’t. The ruling does not immediately go into effect and healthcare experts believe that even if Republicans ultimately win this case, the impact of the ruling could be offset by raising rates and increasing subsidies.

Democrats will ultimately prevail, but the message being sent to voters is overwhelming. The Republican Party does not believe that every American deserves access to affordable healthcare.