There is no freedom without economic security. When we are in the White House, we will guarantee all of our people the right to a decent-paying job, a secure retirement, a good education, affordable housing, a clean environment and quality health care. Jo
We have a corrupt criminal justice system where if you're a kid caught selling marijuana, you go to jail, but if you're a fossil fuel CEO who knowingly destroys the planet and harms thousands of people, nothing happens to you. That's a system I intend to change.
When your house is on fire, you don't worry about the cost of calling the fire department.
It's time to do the same with health care. We will pass Medicare for All so no one will be afraid to call an ambulance due to the cost.
There are lots of kinds of debt that are immoral, exploitative and deeply unjust (and several presidential candidates are addressing that aggressively) but I could not agree more wholeheartedly with this: Medical debt should absolutely not exist.
Rebecca Traister added,
Your healthcare should never be a debt sentence and you are not a loan.
Bernie will #CancelMedicalDebt. All 81 billion dollars of it.
Nina Dang was billed $20,243 by the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital after a bicycle accident. It's time to #EliminateMedicalDebt bc--and I cannot stress this enough--no one should go bankrupt from falling off their bike. @BernieSanders has a plan for that:
The U.S is the only major country on earth where you can lose your house, car or have your wages garnished because you can't afford to pay a medical bill. That's unconscionable & unacceptable. When Bernie is president we're going to #EliminateMedicalDebt.
When my aunt got breast cancer, that should have been her only concern. Not paying for the $95k bill that came after her first round of chemo, or the bills that keep piling now that the cancer came back. We need to #EliminateMedicalDebt now.
The medical bills for my daughter's birth and NICU stay totaled over $100k, and they still follow me to this day.
Time in the hospital should not mean decades of debt.
That's why @BernieSanders plan to #EliminateMedicalDebt is so necessary.
Nearly half of Americans fear a major medical event could lead to their bankruptcy.
That is unacceptable.
Under Bernie’s plan to #EliminateMedicalDebt, they will never again have to fear of going broke from getting sick.
We asked people to tell us their most absurd medical bill. The responses were unbelievable.
We have got to end the disgrace of medical bills ruining lives.
We will pass Medicare for All and #EliminateMedicalDebt.
One in six Americans has medical debt.
When you get sick, you should focus on getting better — not dealing with debt collectors.
We will eliminate all past-due medical debt in America. #EliminateMedicalDebt