President Barack Obama changed the course last week and stated that millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans cancelled under the health care law. Senator Bernie Sanders supported Obama’s effort to maintain his promise to consumers who chose to keep their existing insurance. But Sanders informed Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s All In that many existing insurance plans do not provide sufficient coverage and therefore should be reconsidered.
“Many people on the individual market have totally disastrous and inadequate plans. And as a nation we should not be proud that people have ‘health insurance’ and think they’re covered,” Sanders said.
The Senator later continued:
“I get very tired of the carping of our Republican friends who have completely forever ignored the health care crisis in the country, 48 million uninsured, we as a nation are the only country in the industrialized world not to guarantee health care, 45,000 people die each year because they don’t get to a doctor on time and at the end of all that we end up spending almost twice as much as any other country for health care, which is why, by the way, I am a strong advocate of a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program.”
Watch Sanders in the video below: