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Monday, October 07, 2019

Bernie Sanders Could Have Died Under Medicare-for-All

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.

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.

The Sanders campaign failed to state and the media failed to report the name of the hospital. Why keep the name of the hospital secret? 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%.

What we do know is that 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. He tweeted, “I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.” And added, “Medicare for All!”

Despite the name, Medicare for All has nothing to do with Medicare. It’s a socialist 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.

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. And that’s after you get an appointment to see a specialist. The usual approach is to hand patients some aspirin and to praise Canada’s enlightened socialist system for not “rushing” patients into the hospital like the Americans.

You can go to the ER, but waiting times in Canadian ERs are worse than most other countries.

Senator Bernie Sanders has cited Norway as an inspiration for his socialist policies. 13.4% of Norwegians wait three or more months for the procedure that Bernie got just by walking into an “undisclosed” hospital in the United States.

Bernie waited a day in Vegas to get his angioplasty. In Norway, he would have waited 39 days.

In Finland, which Bernie has also cited as an inspiration for his socialist program, he would have waited 22 days. In Sweden, another favorite of American socialists, Bernie would have waited 42 days.

In New York, the average wait time is a day.

Sweden has improved from its infamous wait times of over a year during the eighties when 10% of cardiac patients on the waiting list were dying while on line to get access to its “Medicare-for-All”.

Socialists also love to tout the virtues of Cuban medicine. Good luck getting an angioplasty in Cuba.

“I think that countries like Denmark and Sweden do very well,” Senator Bernie Sanders claimed.

But, bafflingly, he chose to get an angioplasty in Vegas in a day instead of waiting around for 42 days in Sweden. Bernie Sanders wants Americans to live under socialism. As long as he has other options.

Sanders wants to benefit from a system in which he can get two stents put in one day, but he wants you to live under his Medicare-for-All socialist plan which would force you to wait weeks and months.

And if you die then, just as in Sweden or the VA, that’s one less cardiac procedure on the waiting list.

Senator Sanders had come to Vegas to appear at a Medicare-for-All town hall. He wasn’t able to make it because he was too busy benefiting from the free market medical system that he wants to destroy.

Ironically, if his socialized medicine system existed, he would have plenty of time to appear at his Medicare-for-All town hall while gasping for breath and popping aspirin. He would have had weeks, perhaps months, of waiting for his angioplasty while promoting Medicare-for-All.

Sanders is only able to continue campaigning for socialized medicine because he isn’t living under it.

But Bernie’s leftist speechwriter, David Sirota, insisted that Bernie’s health scare was “a perfect example of why the United States needs to join the rest of the world and pass Bernie’s Medicare for All legislation.”

It’s a pity that Bernie didn’t join “the rest of the world” and wait weeks to get his angioplasty.

Instead of going into an “undisclosed” hospital and getting his procedure done in a day, Bernie could have shown his supporters how socialized medicine really works and the sacrifices they’ll make.

But a camera crew following Bernie for weeks while he gasped for breath waiting to finally be seen would have killed any remaining support for the socialist plan to destroy health care in this country.

It might have also killed Bernie.

And if Bernie Sanders does, somehow, become the nominee and win the election, a set of events as unlikely as the NHS delivering faster and better care than Bernie’s “undisclosed” hospital, then he won’t be waiting 42 days or 18 weeks for an angioplasty. Instead, he’ll be going to “undisclosed” hospitals.

Socialist leaders don’t live by the same rules they make for everyone else.

“Nobody should earn more than a million dollars,” Bernie Sanders claimed when he ran for Senate. He argued that millionaires in the Senate were “immoral”. These days he’s a millionaire. And that’s okay.

“I wrote a best-selling book,” he sniped. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

“You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country,” he once argued.

But Bernie Sanders and his crooked clan need to have three homes. Even when children are hungry.

Bernie needed to fly around on a chartered 767 jet serving lobster sliders, crab salad, red lentil soup, herb crusted lamb loin, chocolate ganache, fine cheeses and white wine.

You don’t need a choice of deodorants. But Bernie needs a choice of lamb loin, ganache and crab salad.

There’s no mention of him sharing the fine cheeses or the lobster sliders with the hungry children of America whom he once saw on TV in a Sally Struthers commercial in between episodes of Matlock.

If Bernie gets his way, he won’t wait 42 days for an angioplasty. You will.

Bernie, just like Prince Harry, Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, will have his jets and his white wines and his medical procedures. And he will have them the moment he decides he needs them.

You will get nothing. Not unless you have the right political connections.

That is socialism.

If Bernie Sanders were some random 78-year-old man, Medicare-for-All might have killed him. But if Bernie gets to run the country, then Medicare-for-All won’t kill him. He’ll never even experience it.

Medicare-for-All will kill you.












Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace this pieceofShiite Bernie Sanders is. Look at this IdiotJew giving a speech in a Halal restaurant. An IdiotJew thinks muzzieScum patrons of an effin halal restaurant are interested in what this Jew has to say? Hell, if these muzzieScum owners and management and customers followed their religious principles, as they usually do, they'd behead this IdiotJew just as they did to that other IdiotJew Daniel Pearl, who was stupid enough to think the muzzieScum wouldn't kill him because he was a 'journalist.' Screw you Bernie Sanders, you effin traitor!!

Edward Cline said...

One thing that drives me up the all is that all the candidates who advocate socialist health care, don't also mention that it would amount to slavery or forced labor for the doctors, and not even minimally compensated. "Do it for free, it's your social duty!" Never mind Sanders' private health care. That's off limits to all. No health care for all?

Maureen said...

I wish Democrats would read.

Anonymous said...

Bernie and his halal food heart attack -- poetic justice for a con artist liar.

In socialist (communist) Canadodoland, here is how the Shiny Leader's Perfect Socialzed Medicine system works.

My father with dementia in his 90s is now "in" the socialized medicine system, which we who have lived here all our lives and paid mass taxes of all kinds learned the hard way that when most canadian saps (not muslim "refugees") need long-term hospital care, such as eldery dementia or any chronic disease, these people are transferred to a socialist category called Alternate Level of Care and once in that system you have to PAY for it!

So after a life of listening to fellow canadian saps strut and crow and brag and puff up about our system is double plus good while the U.S. system is bad evil bad, we are now scrambling to come up with $2500 a month to pay for our father's care until he dies -- plus we were sent invoices for ambulance transfer services and days in the hospital for the period when he was determined "alternate care" (pay for service) until he was actually placed in a nursing home where we are paying all the bills.

So they screwed every drop blood out of our wallets after connning us our whole lives we had cradle to grave complete socialized medicine. And maybe we did once long ago, but all that tax money for health care has been spent by Elite Soros con men like Bernie who run the canadian givt for their own private wealth and power.

For example, recently, canadian Emperor Justianian Truedopicus handed $10 million dollars to a muslim murderer who killed a US soldier years ago -- just before the dead soldier's widow was about to get a US court order that would freeze the murderer's Canadian govt hand out and award it to her, literally the day before the court order Truedope handed the murderer the cheque for $10 mil on live tv while gushing and crying on all media for weeks about how Canada loves browns and muslims and hates white Tory (Republican) males who side with US imperialist racist colonialism (they adore Mao). The murderer bought a shopping mall and remains the toast of Canadian left media -- the leftist ladies just swoon over him and fantasize about being the white princess of his dreams (he married a veiled woman from a terrorist family) -- indeed the intoxicated middle aged frump who runs the "Green" party sang a drunken song of love (lust) to the muderer at a public benefit to the tune of Welcome Back Kotter because the murderer's names sounds like Kotter.

This is socialised medicine.

In the Netherlands, the heart of socialized medicine, they are no longer providing life extending operations like Bernie got to people over 75 -- let the old whites die so more brown young can come in and save the country. So Bernie would be a dead pickled herring in Amsterdam if he lived in the socialism he is paid so much money to shill for.

Anonymous said...

The Arrogance! Orwell said it in Animal Farm:
“Some Animals are More Equal”. Socialist
Saviors promise a cornucopia of services and
loot. Something for nothing is impossible,
thereby establishing the “Savior” as a liar.
A good rule of thumb: liars are generally not
acting in your interest.

Charlie

Robert said...

Bernie is a bum. So lucky to live in America and so ungrateful.

Dr ben said...

Hi daniel
I think your stats are a little wide of the mark. The waiting times you quote will be for *elective* i.e. non urgent cardiac catheterization.

Anyone coming in with an acute myocardial infarction to a public hospital in a modern socialized health system such as UK or canada etc will get their cath right away.

Anonymous said...

For the Politburo it's always caviar, chauffeur driven limos, champagne and country villas while for the proles it's grim factories; standing in bread lines; living in small, cheap, dingy project apartments; buses; subways; and all the vodka they can drink.

Anonymous said...

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/bernie-sanders-doing-well-after-heart-procedure-in-las-vegas-1861679/

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