Bernie Sanders went on a field trip to Canada to show how healthcare should work. Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, and Mark Thompson discuss on The Young Turks.
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“Two days before the second Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders bused roughly a dozen Americans across the border from Detroit to Windsor to prove his point.
They went to buy insulin at one-tenth the price it’s sold in the United States. Sanders, holding up a vial of insulin outside a Canadian pharmacy, surrounded by Americans struggling to stay alive and pay the bills, decried greed, corruption, and corporate profiteering.
The vial would cost around $340 in the United States, but it was $36 over the counter in Windsor, the result of more vigorous government price controls. Sanders said pharmaceutical executives who price-fix drugs should go to jail. Dozens of members of the press were on the trip; his campaign fundraised off it. Sunday’s trip was clearly political.
But it wasn’t political in the way Sanders usually is. He made no mention of Medicare-for-all. The Americans on the bus didn’t know Sanders’s campaign was paying for the trip when they signed up for it; the advocacy group Insulin for All, which helped find diabetics for the bus ride, designed it that way. Several of the participants didn’t even know what Sanders was about.”*
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, Mark Thompson
Cast:Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, Mark Thompson
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