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PolitiFact has conducted a “fact-checking” analysis of the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposed healthcare plan, which promises better healthcare at lower costs for Americans. And despite widespread doubts that it would be possible to pay for Sanders’ proposed plan to expand Medicare to all Americans without increased taxes on middle class Americans, the analysis by the Pulitzer Prize winning project concludes that the Vermont senator’s proposed “Medicare for All” single-payer system would save the average American family and businesses thousands of dollars in healthcare costs.
The analysis estimated that it could save the average family $505 to $1,823 per year.
Although PolitiFact’s estimation of healthcare cost savings under “BerniCare” is significantly lower than the Sanders campaign estimate of a $3,855 to $5,175, Sanders’ supporters argue that the most significant point to note is that PolitiFact has confirmed Sanders’ claim that American households would pay less under his proposed single-payer healthcare system than they are paying under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
originally posted by: ketsuko
So basically, when Obama said I'd save $2,500/year, my premiums went up. Now Bernie is promising that total government control will make save me as much as $1,500 more per year than Obama promised?
Uh-huh, so should I just go file that bankruptcy now to beat the rush?
I can barely afford the extra money Obamacare costs.
originally posted by: Aazadan
While I believe it, I think a lot of people are going to be justifiably skeptical when they're told a new health care plan is going to save them $x/year.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: AlaskanDad
It saddens me that people think that the ACA is even close to socialized medicine, when I have my tin foil hat on it makes me wonder if that wasn't all part of the plan.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: ketsuko
???? I'm not battered in the slightest. I have health insurance through my work. It's actually pretty decent. It's cost went up a bit when the ACA went into effect, but I can still afford it.
I just want the single payer system because it would be a good idea to have everyone covered under health care instead of having to file bankruptcy every time they go to the hospital without health insurance.
originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: Sremmos80
You mean the same first world nations whose sick can afford it come to the US for healthcare when it comes to life saving treatments because we have the best in the world?