New RNC Video Highlights Global Failures of Single-Payer Health Care Systems

• September 13, 2017 11:31 am


The Republican National Committee has released a new video highlighting various global reports that exemplify the failures of single-payer health care systems.

The video was included in a RNC press release Wednesday after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) proposed his "Medicare for All" single-payer health care plan. The RNC video claimed the proposal is unaffordable with a price tag of $32 trillion, and would most likely be paid, in part, with a tax increase.

The video starts with a question, "What does single-payer ‘Medicare for All’ look like in the real world?" The video goes on to feature clips from news reports around the world, including from France, Canada, England and Scotland.

The first clip shows a hospital with the reporter saying, "this morning, there is, what it calls, a humanitarian crisis in public hospitals."

Another reporter adds: "Up to 1,200 patients dead because of the systematic failure of the NHS [England's National Health Service]."

In the subsequent video sections, the news clips focus on a variety of failures of single-payer systems: More government control over health care, long wait times and higher taxes.

A doctor in one clip says, "we can’t send these patients to other hospitals that have capacity because there is no other hospital in the area that has capacity."

"The National Health Service is in dire need of financial aid from the government," a reported says speaking of the situation in the United Kingdom.

The video ends with a message to viewers from the RNC: "Don’t let Democrats bring a $32 trillion nightmare to the United States."

Published under: Bernie Sanders, Health Care