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Sullivan writes: "Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday hit back against an op-ed by President Trump attacking Sanders's signature 'Medicare for all' proposal, saying Trump's piece is filled with 'blatant lies.'"

Sen. Bernie Sanders. (photo: Greg Nash/Getty)
Sen. Bernie Sanders. (photo: Greg Nash/Getty)


Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Attack on 'Medicare for All' as 'Full of Lies'

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill

10 October 18

 

en. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday hit back against an op-ed by President Trump attacking Sanders’s signature "Medicare for all" proposal, saying Trump’s piece is filled with “blatant lies.”

“Bottom line is he's trying to frighten seniors and suggest that Medicare for all would cut back the benefits they have,” Sanders told reporters. “The truth is it would expand the benefits that they have.”

Sanders noted that under his proposal, the Medicare for all plan would cover areas that the current Medicare program does not, like dental care and eyeglasses.

He also noted that his proposal would do away with the premiums and cost-sharing that seniors currently have under Medicare.

Sanders, who ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, was responding to Trump’s op-ed in USA Today published earlier Wednesday.

“In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None,” Trump writes. “Under the Democrats' plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die.”

That is an argument Republicans have been hammering in the midterm elections as they seek to blunt Democratic attacks on their ObamaCare repeal votes.

While Democratic proposals, far from calling for ending traditional Medicare, would actually expand it, Republicans argue that the added costs to the government would destabilize the system and end up hurting the program for current seniors.

“His op-ed should not surprise the American people in that it is full of lies,” Sanders said of Trump’s piece.  

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+2 # Wise woman 2018-10-10 20:35
Typical trump. I think most seniors see through his bs unless, of course, they live in Mississippi or Alabama, etc. There they would vote for trump even if he proposed arming first graders or beheading first time drug offenders. Especially first time offenders. That's the political climate we live in today.
 
 
0 # Maturus 2018-10-11 06:39
As with any spending proposal, if Medicare for All is make headway it has to explain to the ignorant how it is to be funded. Someone needs to crunch the numbers and come up with credible numbers and proposals to raise $3-4 billion.

For instance, a employer payroll tax of 10% of each employee's total emoluments plus a 1% employee contribution. This would replace the employer's current health insurance payments and the employee's co-pay. It would mean that all employees were covered as employers would be unable to avoid contributions.
 
 
+1 # Robbee 2018-10-11 08:08
Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Attack on 'Medicare for All' as 'Full of Lies', 10 October 18

"blatant lies?" "oh dear!"

i'm afraid bernie is gonna have to bring his a-game to defeat dickhead in 2020?

bernie's got game!

bernie says all he logically has to say!

“His op-ed should not surprise the American people in that it is full of lies,” Sanders said of Trump’s piece. “Bottom line is he's trying to frighten seniors and suggest that Medicare for all would cut back the benefits they have,” Sanders told reporters. “The truth is it would expand the benefits that they have.”

next time, bernie, bring your a-game!

tell dickhead that fact check must rate your latest lies "pants on fire!"

how about "dickhead never tells a lie he doesn't love?"

or start listing some of dickhead's worst lies? like how he's gonna bust the drug industry? wall street?

one of dickhead's very worst lies was "i will insure everybody at a fraction of the cost!"

for dickhead, that's a lie! - FOR BEERNIE IT'S THE TRUTH!
 
 
+1 # Robbee 2018-10-11 08:16
bernie? how about you publish your own op-ed, thanks!

kick some pathologic liar’s ass, thanks!
 
 
+1 # lfeuille 2018-10-11 18:28
Bernie should write an op-ed for USA Today refuting Trump line for line.
 

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