Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Defended his position to abolish private insurance during his interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and voiced concern that such a policy was an "impossible sale" for voters.
Performing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on his Thursday night Sanders talked about health care by thanking Kimmel for his widely publicized comment on the subject in 2017.
"Well, it seems obvious that we should make sure that people have health care," Kimmel said.
"It's obvious to you, for me it's obvious to most people," Sanders replied, "but we must ask ourselves," Why are we the only bigger country on earth? Not to guarantee all people health care, why over 80 million people are not or not insured enough … and the answer is: it goes back to the power and greed of these big multinational corporations who do not mind working people , "
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Kimmel then pressed the candidate for 2020 on his Medicare-for-all proposal and on how he" provided private insurance altogether
"Now I'm worried This twist makes it impossible for people to sell anything," Kimmel told the Senator.
"No, I do not think so," Sanders retorted think, that's exactly what the American people want. Surveys suggest this. "
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Do we have a health care system … whose primary mission is to provide quality care to all people or do we continue our current system designed to do what? "What is the role of insurance companies? It's about making as much money as possible."
"Let's expand Medicare, a good one popular program for seniors, to all people, or are we continuing a disruption, expensive system that is supposed to make billions worth of healthcare? "Sanders added.