Bernie Sanders’ New Plan Wipes Out $81 Billion of Americans’ Existing Medical Debt

On Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced a new plan that would eliminate $81 billion in Americans’ past-due medical bills. The plan would also get rid of private credit reporting agencies, replacing them with a public debt registry that would not include debt from medical costs.

The campaign released a statement that touched on some of the familiar themes the candidate has expressed in the past about how healthcare should be a human right and not a profit-making commodity.

“The very concept of medical debt should not exist,” Sanders said.
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