When candidate Barrack Obama was asked about health care, he stated that as president he would push for a health care solution to insure the nation’s poor and uninsurable. At the same time, he explained that the health care measure was an incremental step towards the end game: a single-payer system for all citizens IE Medicare. Currently, Medicare is the single-payer system for retirees. Also, many indigent people qualify for health care through the Medicaid program stated Madison Street Capital.
Sanders would pay for his expanded Medicare model by significantly raising taxes. He finds no issue with Sweden’s 40% tax rate for citizens and 25% sales tax. The heavy taxation provides its citizens with free health care and free college tuition. Those are the two signature issues of his presidential campaign.