Infamous Vermont Socialist, Bernie Sanders confirmed that his proposal for a single-payer healthcare system would also benefit illegal immigrants. This basically means millions of people who broke the law to illegally enter the United States would be eligible for full access to the American healthcare system on taxpayer money.
Sanders told a Miami crowd last week that he would “absolutely” cover the cost of non-citizens living illegally in the United States. Remember this is the same guy who had a Soviet flag hanging from his mayoral office.
“The insurance companies and their drug companies are starting to spend tens and tens of millions of dollars to fight against Medicare for All. And we will organize the American people around the concept that all people in this country have the right to health care, and at the end of the day, we are going to win that struggle,” he stated.
When asked if he could include the alarming 11 million undocumented immigrants, Sanders replied with, “Absolutely. When I talk about health care being a human right, last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings as well.”
According to estimates this Medicare free for all would cost almost $32-$38 trillion dollars in the spending over the first ten years of the program. This would double the annual federal budget which is already running trillion dollar deficits each year. This could also raise taxes on middle-income families, as well as the working class.