Trump praised universal healthcare and Bernie Sanders couldn't handle it

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Friday 05 May 2017 09:00
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Trump has managed to actually fulfill a campaign promise (nearly) and get a little closer to 'repealing and replacing' Obamacare.

The House of Representatives narrowly voted to pass the bill (217-213) to repeal the 7-year-old Affordable Care Act, (AHCA) known as Obamacare, after the last vote in March crumbled dramatically against Trump.

Trump seems pretty confident about the outcome, commening:

It's going to be an unbelievable victory when we get it through the Senate.

So now, there is 'Trumpcare,' a bill which will increase cost of healthcare for pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes and hear disease and rape.

Terrible news all round.

Mr Trump later discussed the bill at a press conference with Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Prime Minister.

He commented to Mr Turnbull:

You have better healthcare than we do.

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders' response to that off hand comment from Donald Trump was utterly glorious...

"They have universal healthcare," points out host Chris Hayes.

Cue maniacal laughter from Bernie.

And then he laid out a very important point...

The President has just said it. That's great. Let's take a look at the Australian healthcare system. 

Let's maybe take a look at the Canadian healthcare system. Or systems around Europe.

Thank you Mr President. 

Let us move to a 'Medicare for All' system that does what every other major country on earth does - guarantee healthcare to all people at a fraction of the cost per capita that we spend.

Thank you Mr President, we'll quote you on the floor of the Senate. 

Bernie is making the totally valid point that Trump is basically describing Obamacare.

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