Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the Senate’s fiercest advocates for real healthcare reform that puts Americans, not private insurance companies, first. Recently, Sanders told The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel, “[I]f you are serious about real healthcare reform, the only way to go is single-payer, because that addresses the fact as to why we spend almost twice as much per capita on healthcare as any other nation.”

In this video, Sanders addresses the Senate about the VA health system and Medicare, two incredibly popular single-payer systems within the US, and makes the point that the job of Congress is not to protect the private healthcare industry, but to provide quality healthcare for all Americans.

Sarah Jaffe

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