Bernie Sanders demands someone challenge Medicare for All. Rep Crenshaw steps up: Oh, that’s easy!

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.”

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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.

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.

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“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.”

Crenshaw’s epic schooling of Sanders sparked a virtual round of applause on Twitter.

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.”

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.”

Frieda Powers

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