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Canada’s health system serves as model for Sanders but faces troubles of its own

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Experts warn of major threat of privatisation and point to concerns over gaps in coverage, even as Canadians are widely proud of their healthcare system Bernie Sanders will arrive in Toronto this weekend for a crash course in an released a report documenting 136 private clinics across the country and highlighted that 71 of these were selling faster access to services covered by the countrys health care system. Whats more, the report suggested that many of the clinics were charging patients while also billing the public health care system a practice that runs contrary to Canadian law. Relying on volunteers […]

Prominent Democrats refuse to back Bernie Sanders’ single-payer healthcare bill

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to join onto Sanders’ single-payer healthcare bill, telling reporters she is instead focused on the continued efforts by Republicans to repeal, or repeal and replace, the Affordable Care Act. Pelosi opted not to join several prominent Democrats in joining Sanders’ bill, which has become something of a litmus test for potential 2020 presidential candidates. Meanwhile, some big names like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), former vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-V.A.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have not supported the plan. Long term care would not be covered under Sanders’ proposal but […]

American healthcare is in crisis. We must fight for the real needs of the people | Bernie Sanders and James Clyburn

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Community health centers serve roughly 25 million people. We believe our bill will double that number, write senators Bernie Sanders and James E Clyburn Today in America, we have a major crisis in primary healthcare. Tens of millions of people, including many with health insurance, are unable to access a doctor or a dentist when they need one. The result is that patients suffer unnecessarily and become sicker than they should. Some end up at expensive emergency rooms and some in hospitals. Our healthcare system wastes billions of dollars on expensive care that could be avoided with a strong primary […]
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