Bernie Sanders says coronavirus shows how “absurd” US health care system is

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that the “horrific” coronavirus crisis “has exposed for all to see how absurd our current employer-based health insurance system is.”

Speaking during a live-streamed address where he announced he was dropping out of the presidential race, Sanders pointed out that “the current economic downturn we are experiencing has not only led to a massive loss of jobs but has also resulted in millions of Americans losing their health insurance.”

Sanders continued:  

“While Americans have been told over and over again how wonderful our employer-based private insurance system is, those claims sound very hollow today as a growing number of unemployed workers struggle with how they can afford to go to the doctor or not go bankrupt with a huge hospital bill.”

“Health care must be considered as a human right, not an employee benefit,” he added.

CNN

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