Ask and you shall receive.
Sen. Bernie Sanders got just what he asked for when he challenged opponents of the “Medicare for All” plan to deliver an explanation on why “our failed current system should be allowed to continue bankrupting the American people.”
The Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate demanded an answer in a tweet on Wednesday, citing a report by the left wing crowdfunded think tank, People’s Policy Project.
Those who oppose Medicare for All need to explain why our failed current system should be allowed to continue bankrupting the American people. https://t.co/fT66BApf8B
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 3, 2019
Sanders, like most of the top 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have backed “Medicare-for-All,” a radical, single-payer plan that would likely end most private insurance plans. His challenge Wednesday was quickly answered by Rep. Dan Crenshaw who called it “an easy one” to rebut.
“Because your plan costs $32 trillion, and bankrupts my generation,” the Texas Republican and former Navy SEAL tweeted, with an additional jab at Sanders for recognizing “that Obamacare has not worked.”
Oh this is an easy one.
Because your plan costs $32 trillion, and bankrupts my generation.
It takes away private employer plans from tens of millions of Americans.
But at least you recognize that Obamacare has not worked. We need more freedom and choice, not less. https://t.co/up41cjYIfN
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 3, 2019
Crenshaw’s epic schooling of Sanders sparked a virtual round of applause on Twitter.
Thank you Dan. Consistently spot on.
— _becky_bailey (@beckyba77232188) April 3, 2019
— Mr. Joshua (@yeaaapudding) April 3, 2019
— Tom J. (@melcooley00) April 3, 2019
While other 2020 Democratic hopefuls, like Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris, have backed a Medicare-for-all plan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not, calling it not “as good a benefit as the Affordable Care Act,” in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“It doesn’t have catastrophic [coverage] — you have to go buy it. It doesn’t have dental. It’s not as good as the plans that you can buy under the Affordable Care Act. So I say to them, come in with your ideas, but understand that we’re either gonna have to improve Medicare — for all, including seniors — or else people are not gonna get what they think they’re gonna get,” she said.
“And by the way, how’s it gonna be paid for?” Pelosi asked the burning question.
Crenshaw’s response to Sanders comes after the Texas congressman countered the Independent Vermont senator’s plan for free college, demanding that he “stop trying to buy off my generation with impossible promises.”
And you’re going to tax the hardworking middle class to do it.
Stop trying to buy off my generation with impossible promises.
And if you do, at least be honest about how to pay for it. The “1%” don’t make enough to pay for your programs.
Eventually you have to tax everyone. https://t.co/Qsglf9THHP
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 30, 2019
Twitter users agreed with Crenshaw on the health insurance issue and were amused by the irony of Democrats “admitting Obamacare failed… without ever actually saying that out loud.”
Great reply to Bernie. Don’t think he wants to give up his coverage.
— susan woolley (@SusanlGmail) April 3, 2019
— Migz (@Projectjustice7) April 3, 2019
Yeah that’s why I think we should go to an free market system. I know it’s a crazy idea but it may work. This place called America did it for LIKE 200 plus years.
— John Jr. (@Johnjr477) April 3, 2019
To me, thats the funniest part of medicare for all. Its the dems admitting Obamacare failed… without ever actually saying that out loud.
— Adam B (@BeauchampAdam) April 3, 2019
Well at least you’re finally admitting the ACA was a huge f*cking failure for most of America. So sure, try again, what could go wrong?
— Patrick Gipe (@pgipe) April 3, 2019
Congressman, I’m not interested in a health care system. I’m interested in my personal health. I’m not willing to cede control of that to anyone let alone commies.
— Seakahr (@seakahr) April 3, 2019
I’m tired of paying for other people’s stuff
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) April 3, 2019
We need more Dans in office. You know.. people with a long lost skill called… common sense
— TFC207 (@TFC207) April 3, 2019
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