‘Dead Wrong’: Sanders Rebukes Starbucks CEO’s False Claim About Medicare for All

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has been a leading proponent of extending the Medicare system to all Americans—a proposal that's gained popularity among the public in recent years as well as traction in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Reprinted from Common Dreams by Julia Conley on June 7, 2018.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) strongly pushed back against Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz’s argument—heard for years from centrist Democrats and Republicans, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary—that a Medicare for All system would be prohibitively expensive for the United States and is not a “realistic” proposal.

“I think his comment is dead wrong,” Sanders told Chris Cuomo on CNN Thursday night. “You have a guy who thinks that the United States apparently should remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people.”

Schultz’s comments came days after he announced he would step down as chairman of his $23 billion international coffee chain, fueling rumors that he may run for president in 2020. …

Common Dreams 6/7

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