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Bernie Sanders releases plan to eliminate all medical debt


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U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders released a plan Saturday to eliminate $81 billion in medical debt for Americans, going a step beyond his Democratic rivals who have called for a government-run health insurance program.

“In America today, it is unacceptable that one out of every six Americans have past-due medical bills on their credit report, totaling $81 billion,” Sanders said in a statement. Medical costs account for 66.5 percent of all bankrupticies, Sanders added.


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