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Sanders’ latest voter freebie scam promises to cancel existing medical debt

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The vast field of Democratic presidential hopefuls are pushing to outdo each other in offering American voters freebies.

Andrew Yang remains the only one actually offering cash in hopes of attracting votes, as seen in his universal basic income plan, which guarantees every American a $1,000 stipend each and every month.

Student loan debt forgiveness is a popular draw for young voters and now Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is throwing in medical debt forgiveness, which impacts a wide swath of Americans.

“We will eliminate medical debt in this country,” Sanders said at a Friday town hall. “Just stop and think for a second — why should people be placed in financial duress? For what crime did you commit? You had a serious illness? That is not what this country should be about.”

As with most freebies from the left, there’s no clear plan to pay for it — this coming from the friendly confines of CNN.

In effect, why should you be responsible for your own health care, the senator implies. But it’s important to understand that for the most part, this debt is held by private corporations, not the federal government.

Sanders, who consistently trails former Vice President Joe Biden and could use a nice boost in the polls, also pushed the idea on social media.

“It is nothing less than barbaric that the leading cause of bankruptcy in America is medical debt,” the self-avowed socialist tweeted. “These people didn’t spend all their money on luxury items. Their crime was that they got sick. We are going to cancel all $81 billion in existing past-due medical debt.”

Social media users were a little skeptical of all these “magical cancel buttons,” while some questioned how soon other Democratic candidates will jump on board.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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