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New Medicare-For-All-Caucus Says Not ‘Some Crazy Idea’

More than 66 Democrats have joined the “Medicare for All” Caucus and are doubling down on bringing socialized medicine to America as a “competitive issue” with foreign countries.
“Our goal is to sponsor briefings in this caucus on a variety of topics from the basics of Medicare for all to financing to universal systems around the world, because it’s important that Americans understand this isn’t some crazy idea–it’s an idea that has actually been very successful in moving the economics forward in countries around the world,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said at the official caucus launch. Still unanswered is how such a project would be paid for to make it happen.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said more Democrats are uniting around the “common conviction” that Medicare for all is a “human right,” emphasizing that universal single-payer healthcare “isn’t some crazy idea.”

“Our goal is to sponsor briefings in this caucus on a variety of topics from the basics of Medicare for all to financing to universal systems around the world, because it’s important that Americans understand this isn’t some crazy idea — it’s an idea that has actually been very successful in moving the economics forward in countries around the world,” Jayapal said on Thursday at the official launch of the new “Medicare for All” Caucus, which has 66 members so far.

Calling Obamacare a step in the right direction, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said it’s time for the U.S. to adopt a Medicare-for-all system as a “competitive issue” with other countries.

“We are the only industrialized nation in the world that does not have healthcare for all, period. Our companies are competing with other countries that were smart enough to have done this a very long time ago,” she said. “So we’re all going to keep in this together.”

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