Bernie Sanders Tells Union Worker: I’d ‘Absolutely’ Take Away Your Health Care Plan
August 19, 2019
Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders told a worker in Iowa that he would “absolutely” take away his union’s right to bargain for health care plans Monday.
“Okay. All right, Somebody tell me why I’m crazy,” the Vermont politician said while interacting with a crowd in Iowa.
Sanders: “I want to be frank I don’t want to…oh I guess the guy could tell me why I’m crazy. All right, there’s a Cubs fan…”
Audience member: “Wouldn’t the Medicare health care plan … wouldn’t that take away our right to bargain for our — our medical benefits?”
Sanders: “Yeah, absolutely it would. It’s not a bad thing.”
Sanders is currently running for the Democratic nomination and has built his campaign around democratic socialist proposals on health care and the environment.
The senator, himself a millionaire, has also proposed that illegal immigrants be included in his “Medicare For All” plan.
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