Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz debate Obamacare: universal health care versus the free market
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated the future of health care in the US Tuesday night during an event hosted by CNN. The Global Dispatch fact checking of CNN’s analysis can be read HERE
“2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We’re tired of the premiums going up. We’re tired of deductibles going up,” Cruz said at a CNN town hall debate with the Vermont senator over the future of Obamacare. “Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely.”
“If you are one of 20 million Americans who finally has received health insurance, forget about it — you’re gone,” Sanders warned about repealing Obamacare. “That means when you get sick, you ain’t gonna be able to go to the doctor. And when you end up in the hospital, you’ll be paying those bills for the rest of your life, or maybe you’ll go bankrupt.”
Cruz and Sanders are polar opposites on ideology and it’s interesting to see a live debate rooted in truth, not in the politics and campaign rhetoric. Check out the short summation released by This Week.
“The United States is the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right,” Sanders said. Cruz countered that health care is NOT a right, but you have a right to access.
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” Cruz said. “Millions discovered that was not true.”