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Thanks for having me on my -- to Washington where your next guest is -- seven Democrats to make the most of their super majority.
And pushed through universal health care you Vermont's independent senator Bernie Sanders senator Sanders welcome to your world thanks for joining us.
Will this -- you will this get done does the Al Franken victory in Minnesota pretty much sealed the deal on health care.
I would say not pretty much does a lot of work that has to be done.
As you know the drug companies in the insurance companies the health care industry a spending over a million dollars -- day.
To make sure that we don't make the kinds of changes in this country that we need.
To provide every man woman -- trial with quality.
Comprehensive health care but they're afraid I mean private insurance companies are afraid that they will be put out of business so why shouldn't -- -- -- right.
They should be afraid -- -- let me tell you they should be afraid I think.
When they deny people health care -- because somebody had breast cancer a few years ago when they throw people off of health insurance because people -- sick and ran off the health care bill.
They have a right to be exposed a right to be afraid that they will not be able to compete against -- long.
Medicare type public plan which treats people with dignity.
Senator the insurance industry is taken its lumps and maybe rightfully so in a large respect however.
One out of every ten Americans works in or around health care.
There are hundreds of thousands of people who work good people who work for these insurance companies should they be afraid for their jobs.
Well that's a very good point -- -- -- point we don't really talk about enough he has the problem.
One of the reasons that we spend 30%.
Of our health care dollars on administration.
Is that over the last thirty years.
For every new doctor that we've seen that we up a real crisis in primary health that we need more debt -- we don't have those we have seen.
-- Administrative one doctor what you fight administrators.
So you end up with a situation that with thousands of separate plans.
The the insurance companies are spending billions of dollars collecting fees and collecting premiums and all of you -- with people whether or not they should be covered.
When they thought they were -- So you raise a legitimate point.
My hope is that we can get those people what now billing often now all -- with us what not really providing health care we can win them.
In -- with the provision of health care and helping people.
Senator are you gonna trade -- one set of problems for another -- earlier today in my program on Fox Business Network -- interviewed author Sally pipes.
She runs the Pacific research institute wrote a book called the top ten -- of health care she's originally Canadian now a naturalized American citizen.
This is what she said about Canada's national health care system listen to this.
-- just -- -- up under at my mother passed away three years under the system where she was denied care because of her age couldn't get a colonoscopy.
So Canadians wait on average over four months from seeing a primary care doctor to getting treatment by -- specialist.
So they don't -- trade some people getting denied coverage for other people not until it's Brian by the way -- filling in for you but I'm not on sort of dry out honored actually to be called -- Israel what intelligent handsome man.
You know you're trading once are now -- your other.
-- -- -- -- To begin with as you know the congress is not talking about a single Payer Canadian system by myself believe that is the way to go but that's not what congress is talking about.
So it's kind of a -- thought you know I know it's not the end of the credit goes to the point I initially made senator which is that there is great guy notes to sit tier system.
But the fear is that the government here will eliminate the -- and -- -- -- an excellent and -- -- -- single Payer system.
I live an hour away from the Canadian border that's where Vermont border is -- back.
And obviously that all problems with -- -- -- got to tell you.
When they do polling and they asked the people of Canada how they feel about -- system as opposed the polling about how we feel about the Alice with them this is the ball as much much better.
In Canada right now you -- a very conservative prime minister.
Have you been hearing that prime minister of real conservative I think we've got to end the Canadian single Payer system a move that -- Americans is them.
When things are free senator about people tend to approve of them.
I like when things are free this free parking in New York -- -- and every day.
Well although although Canadian system is not free of course they pay for they pay you pay for prescription drugs they actually did pay for parking at section where they get them -- level global mobile wallet are let's put to get the facts -- forget we're not talking about a Canadian.
Approach you put.
Let's talk about Canada -- thing it's free.
They -- -- -- out of their tax base but at the end of the day they provide -- -- every man woman trial.
Spending all -- a little bit more than 50% -- what we spent we spend.
-- double what any other country on -- spends and we got 46 million uninsured.
And we have a million people a year going bankrupt as a result the medically related -- do you think that makes sense.
I do not think it makes sense now but I but I also don't believe that.
We need to completely blow away the private system but I'm just one taxpayer.
Senator will save the debate for when mr.
-- comes back and surely be back on the have a feeling healthy debate is.
Going away senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont thank you very much sir we got.
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