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Bernie Sanders Says U.s. Must Guarantee Healthcare For All Americans, Touts Medicare-for-all

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said the U.S. healthcare system should no longer be an embarrassment around the world and that it should guarantee medical coverage as a right for every American.

Appearing on ABC News’ This Week Sunday morning, Sanders reiterated his calls for Medicare-for-all and told host George Stephanopoulos the time is now to remove private insurance from the Medicare system and replace it with a single-payer program.

Sanders said his Medicare-for-all plan would dismantle former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — which sought to expand Medicaid and keep premiums affordable by requiring that everyone obtain coverage — by creating a government-run, single-payer system that does not include out-of-pocket costs or deductibles for patients.