. . . he wouldn’t be President.
Poll numbers soar.
Other Democrats rethinking their position.
On Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist candidate who has run on a plan to nationalize medicine and ban health insurance, began to feel ill while doing an event at a Pakistani Halal restaurant. Serves him right for eating halal.
Sanders requested a chair in the middle of answering a question. He appeared even more confused than usual and stumbled through his response. The event at the Halal restaurant was cut short and the millionaire campaigner against wealth was rushed to the hospital and admitted that very night.
Sanders is most closely associated with a plan to take away everyone else’s access to the kind of health care he just benefited from. Releasing details about his level of care could prove as embarrassing as the socialist millionaire’s recent ascension to the ranks of the 1%.
Bernie Sanders was admitted Tuesday night and by the next day, he had two stents put in to deal with a blockage in an artery, something that would not have happened under the plan (Medicare for All) that “The Bern” is famous for.
Despite the name, Medicare for All has nothing to do with Medicare. It’s a proposal that would actually eliminate Medicare and reduce everyone to a sub-Medicaid system with limited care options. It draws its inspiration from the British NHS, Canada’s socialized medicine and some European systems. It actually makes ObamaCare look pretty sweet.
While Bernie’s timetable of getting an angioplasty within a day might not sound that impressive to Americans, in the British NHS system, the median time from assessment to treatment is 55.3 days. Mean times for treatment have been cited as being 80 days. The maximum NHS waiting time is supposed to be 18 weeks and almost 16% of patients in the UK have to wait more than 3 months for an angioplasty. Canada’s socialist system has angioplasty waiting times of around 11 weeks.
Candidate Sanders tweeted from his hospital room, “I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. Medicare for All the rest of you!” And he added, “Peons!”