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'A Medicare for All system is designed to provide quality care for all to do preventive work in order to prepare for some types of pandemics, not simply to make huge amounts of money for the insurance companies and the drug companies,' Sanders said on 'Late Night.'
Bernie Sanders explained how Medicare for All would positively impact Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic during a visit toLate Night on Monday.
After host Seth Meyers noted that the pandemic has made people 're-evaluate the current system in health care,' Sanders spoke about how this moment would be different if Medicare for All was in place. 'Millions of people are losing their jobs and some 87 million people already did not have any health insurance or are underinsured,' said Sanders.
'People are sitting home right now scared to death that somebody in their family is gonna come down with the virus. They don't know how they will even pay for the treatment they receive, let alone any other problems their families have,' he continued.
Sanders next touched on how Americans pay 'twice as much per person on health care as any other nation and yet our public health system is so weak.' He added that doctors and nurses are running low on protective equipment to keep both themselves and their patients safe.
'A Medicare for All system is designed to provide quality care for all to do preventive work in order to prepare for some types of pandemics, not simply to make huge amounts of money for the insurance companies and the drug companies,' he explained.
The presidential hopeful also spoke about his Senate floor speech last Wednesday that criticized Republicans for prioritizing corporate bailouts instead of a stimulus package that provides security for low-wage workers who have lost their jobs.
Sanders told Meyers that he used sarcasm to mask his outrage. 'You have folks in the Senate, my Republican colleagues, who voted for a trillion dollars in tax breaks for the 1 percent and large corporations,' he said.
The politician explained that the stimulus package makes more people eligible for unemployment and adds $600 to what someone would normally get from an unemployment check for four months.
'We had some of my Republican colleagues that said, 'Imagine there were some low-income workers who would actually earn more from their unemployment check than they previously did when they were making, you know, 10, 12 bucks an hour. We can't allow that to happen,'' he said. 'To me, that is so ugly, so grotesque, so immoral that I felt compelled to speak out about it.'
Sanders later spoke about how some of his opponents believe that we should accept that people will die from COVID-19.
'It speaks to the hypocrisy of these folks,' he said, before noting that the country should be able to take care of doctors, nurses, EMT workers, police officers and firemen. 'In some cases they're getting sick because they don't have...
Ariana Grande is known today as one of the world's finest pop singers, but that's not how she rose to fame: Grande came to national attention by portraying Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and later on the Sam & Cat spinoff series. The first episode of Victorious aired on March 27, 2010, exactly ten years ago today. Now Grande has offered a look back at her time on the show with a nostalgic Instagram post celebrating the anniversary.
Following a post from co-star Daniella Monet, Grande shared a gallery of photos from her time on the show and reminisced about having fun on set and enjoying time spent working on the series:
“ten years of victorious. daniella's post got me all in my feels now so i'm sorry for the mushiness but.... jus want to say how grateful i will always be for being on this show and for those years of my life. i couldn't have spent my teenage years with a better, more funny, talented group of human beings. i really loved playing cat valentine even though sometimes people think i actually still speak and act like that and her essence will lovingly haunt me til i die .... i miss getting in trouble w my friends the school room and trying not to laugh when we weren't supposed to on set. i even miss waking up with red hair dye stained pillows. thank u @danwarp and to my cast mates for some of the most special years of my life and for bringing all of us into each other's lives. happy anniversary!”
Meanwhile, Grande is looking forward, as she hopes to get back to working on new music soon and has shared a snippet of fresh material in the meantime.
Check out the Victorious anniversary posts from Monet and Victoria Justice below.