My Bernie Sanders news roundup for the week ending 1/17 includes his newly released healthcare plan.
Bernie Sanders: Healthcare for All Facebook Announcement
“It’s time to join every other major nation and guarantee health care to all as a right, not a privilege. The simple fact is that when you’re sick you should go to the doctor. And when you come out of the hospital you should not come out in bankruptcy.
A family making $50,000 would save $5,807 a year under my#MedicareForAll plan and it does this while being the only plan that provides health care to ALL Americans, including the 50 million uninsured or underinsured.”
Read the plan in its entirety at BernieSanders.com
Bernie Sanders, Cornel West, Killer Mike and Nina Turner in conversation on the meaning of Martin Luther King’s legacy
Sanders Disappointed in Chelsea Clinton
“Chelsea Clinton is a very smart and capable young woman,” Bernie Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I’m sure she loves her mother and she’s trying to do everything she can to make sure her mom wins, that’s pretty natural. … But I was a little disappointed that what Chelsea said [about my stance on the healthcare system] was simply not accurate.”
Read the article on TheHill.com
By Elliot Smilowitz
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign has brought in $3.1 million since Tuesday, according to Politico.
The huge haul comes in a week where Sanders has been under constant attack by Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Most of the money came from online donations, the report said, citing a Sanders campaign staffer.
Clinton’s campaign started the week targeting Sanders’ healthcare plan, saying it would require steep taxes on the middle class.
Read the rest of this article on TheHill.com
Clinton surrogate to demand Sanders release medical records
A top surrogate for Hillary Clinton is prepping a new attack in an intensifying and increasingly personal war against rival Bernie Sanders — calling on the 74-year-old to release his medical records before the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.
Clinton defender David Brock — founder of the Correct the Record PAC, which coordinates directly with Clinton’s campaign — is expected to hit the airwaves this weekend from Charleston, the scene of the third Democratic debate on Sunday night, and challenge Sanders to cough up a clean bill of health and doctor’s note in the next 16 days, according to a Democrat familiar with his thinking who was not authorized to preview any strategy.
Clinton released her medical records, showing she is “fit to serve as President,” last July. A spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign declined to comment on the strategy.
Read the rest of this article on Politico.com
Rachel Maddow to Hillary Clinton: ‘You’re ‘casting aspersions on his (Bernie Sanders’ character’
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