Senator Bernie Sanders has been advocating for health care for everyone. In the past several years, he has crisscrossed the nation urging people to support “Medicare for All.” Yet, he suddenly found strong support from a most unusual, powerful duo.
Sanders said that the ultra-conservative libertarians and super-donors, brothers David and Charles Koch, “accidentally made the case” for him. The Kochs just released analysis of a single-payer health care program’s advantageous cost.
Medicare for All has been a consistent talking point for Sanders, even before he ran for president on the Democratic Party ticket in 2016. The advantages to Sanders’ type of health care would be coverage for all Americans, coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and no deductibles nor copays, among others.
In a Twitter video, the Vermont Independent senator thanked the two men for a study they subsidized. The Kochs support the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where Charles Blahous published the study.
‘Let me thank the Koch brothers, of all people, for sponsoring a study that shows that Medicare for all would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period.’
Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/speuEL6ETC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
Blohous’ study showed economists saying that a single-payer health care system would reduce overall spending over $2 trillion between 2022 and 2031. However, Blohous also predicted that the same system would increase federal spending on health care $32.6.
Donald Trump labeled single-payer health care a “curse on the U.S.” at one point.
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