Sanders Calls on California and Trump to Embrace Single Payer Health Care

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Reprinted from on May 8. It is unattributed.

United States Senator Bernie Sanders Saturday night called on California to take the lead in healthcare reform and pass a bill that would provide a single-payer healthcare system.

“The great state of California can send a message that will be heard all over this country, and all over the world if you pass single-payer here,” Sanders told an audience of 700 at Consumer Watchdog’s Rage For Justice Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  The former presidential candidate is proposing Medicare for All, single-payer legislation at the federal level.

Sen. Sanders said the nation has arrived at a “pivotal moment in American history and it is not quite clear what the outcome will be.”  However, he was optimistic. “I do believe we can come together and are going to create a government that works for all of us.”

Watch the full speech, in which Sanders also takes on the fossil fuel industry, oligarchy in America and the president: … 5/8

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