Bernie Sanders 2020 rally about Hahnemann University Hospital closing in Philadelphia


As all of you know, the possible closure of
Hahnemann has nothing to do with healthcare. It has everything to do with greed: corporate
greed. It is about a national healthcare system in
America which is dysfunctional because its goal is not to provide healthcare to all people
as a right, but is to make as much money as possible for the insurance companies, the
drug companies and, in this case, real estate speculators That is wrong. That is immoral. That is not what this country is about. We believe that healthcare is a human right
and we’re going to fight for a system that is based on human needs, not corporate profits. Healthcare is not a commodity to be bought
and sold to the highest bidder. Healthcare is something that every person
is this city, in this state, in this country, is entitled to because they are a human being. In the immediate moment where we are right
now, we stand in solidarity with doctors, nurses, community groups and local elected
officials who are fighting to save Hahnemann from being destroyed by a real estate speculator. But what we must also understand is this is
not just a Philadelphia issue. It is not just a Vermont issue. It is a national issue. Since 2010 over 100 hospitals in the United
States have shut down and if we do not get our act together and put people before profit,
hundreds more will soon be shutting down. Make no mistake about it. If an investment banker like Joel Freedman
is able to shut down this — if Joel Freedman is able to shut down Hahnemann and make a
huge profit by turning this hospital into luxury condos it will send a signal to every
vulture fund on Wall Street that they can do the same thing in community after community
after community. We cannot and we will not allow that to happen. That is why I will be very soon introducing
legislation in the Senate to establish a $20 billion emergency trust fund to help states and local communities purchase hospitals that are in financial distress. In my view, any time a hospital is put up
for sale in America The local community or the state must have
the right to buy it first with emergency financial assistance And I’ll tell you what else we’re going
to do. We’re going to end private equity funds
from Wall Street vultures from owning hospitals in the first place. I’ll tell what else we have got to do. That is the United States must do what every
other major country on Earth does and that is guarantee healthcare to all through a medicare for all, single payer program.

28 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders 2020 rally about Hahnemann University Hospital closing in Philadelphia

  1. For 25 years, liberal Democrat mayors and city councils knew this hospital was going under ; and did nothing about it.

  2. So how does Sen. Old Damn Fool know Hahnemann is being closed to sell its real estate ? Nothing has been announced about that.

  3. Bernie is an actual populist left candidate whereas Biden promised Wall Street & the 1% that “nothing will fundamentally change.” Sorry Joe we tried this in 2016. The people want #MedicareForAll

  4. Bernie Sanders standing up for what people need against greed.
    Bernie Sanders 2020 – Medicare For All – properly fund hospitals in rural and poor areas
    https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/medicare-for-all

  5. I wonder if his wife had anything to do with the hospital since she lied on bank loans and forced a college to shut down due to her incompetence.

  6. NOTHING IS FREE. THE HOSPITAL WAS LOSING MONEY, SO IT CLOSED. SO, YOU WANT A HOSPITAL…PAY YOUR BILLS.

  7. The Hahnemann Hospital thing is nothing new. This Hospital has been threatening closure going as far back as Mayor W.Wilson Goode. The thing I find disturbing this time is the utter silence of Mayor Jim Kenney. This guy is the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Philadelphia and is mum on the matter. Every Mayor since Goode has presented front and center to fight for this vital life blood for the City. The fact is Hahnemann Hospital cannot be allowed
    to close, I don't care if you have to go to Washington DC and lay yourself at the mercy of Donald Trump. This is one of the reasons you was elected Mayor. I knew there was something why I I had reservation about this guy!! This might be it!!

  8. BELIEVE IN BERNIE SANDERS!!!VOTE BERNIE 2020!!!BERNIE ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALWAYS NEVER CHANGED!!!!BERNIE 2020🔥🔥🔥🔥

  9. He's partly lying. Insurance and drug companies are greedy but the reason Americans can't have good healthcare, among other things, is because we don't know how many additional millions of immigrants per year we'll have to figure in and taxpayers can never afford to pay health insurance for all people of the entire world. Even after they get jobs.

  10. BERNIE IS THE REAL DEAL! NEW DEAL!! INDEPENDANT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE! OF, BY & FOR THE PEOPLE! NOT JUST THE 1% WHO BERNIE AND OTHER DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN EXPOSING THEIR CORRUPTION, LIES, FEAR AND SMEAR & OTHER POLITICAL ECONOMIC EXPLOITS OF, BY AND FOR THE FEW, FOR DECADES AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT'S BEEN CLEANSED OF ANY INDEPENDANCE FROM AMERICAS PRIVATE ORGANIZED WEALTHY CORRUPT COLLUDING MONEY GRUBBING PIRATEERING PRIVATEERING CORPORATE WELFARE RULING DONOR CLASS ALKEGARKY POWERS OF THE FEW, OR THESE 1%ERS PLAGUED INTERRUPTED OBSTRUCTED SUPRESSED BLEW UP MARGINALIZED AND RIGGED THE AMERICAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE THROUGH THEIR LOBBY CULTURE ON K STREET & THEIR FASCIST PROPAGANDA MEDIA MONOPOLY CONTROLS OVER 90% OF ALL MEDIA SOURCES IN AMERICA WHERE THEIR HAND PICKED PUPPET POLITICAL LEADERS OR PUPPETS OF THE ONE PERCENT INCLUDINGBTHEUR THOUSANDS OF HATE RADIO, TV & PRINT & SOCIAL MEDIA TALKIES ON TIME SQUARE NEW YORK & ELSEWHERE ALONG WITH THEIR WALLSTREET WELFARE FOR THE RICH CASINO MASTER CRIMINALS WHO HAVE A LING LING HISTORY OF NOT ONLY RIPPING OFF WE THE PEOPLE, BUT, OBSTRUCTING & DENYING POLITICAL ECONOMIC UNITY, POWERS AND WILL OF THE PEOPLE TO BE DONE AS THESE 1%'S AND THEIR FALSE WITNESS LYING DESPERATE, DISHONEST, GREEDY, POWER HUNGRY, IMMORAL REPUBLICAN LEADERS WHO AGAIN ARE HAND PICKED FINANCED PUPPETS OF THE 1% SOLY SERVING THE INTERESTS & WILL OF THE MEGA-WEATHY & CORPORATE ALLEGARKIAN MASTERS AS PUPPETS FACILITATING MORE AND MORE CORPORATE FASCIST ALLEGARKY RULE IN AMERICA AS IF WE'RE A RYSSIAN ALLEGARKY, OR RUSSIA-LIKE GOVERNMENT RULE TODAY AS OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SEIZED IN THE 90'S BY TO SAME ELEMENT OF PRIVATE ORGANIZED WEALTH & GREED THAT HAS STOLENB4 DECADES OF YOUR FAMILIES AND MINES MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH POWER PROGRESS & SUCH OTHER WILL AND POWER OF THE PEOPLE LOST TO WALLSTREET BIG BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ELSEWHERE.

  11. Funny how most parasites hope that the typical progressive socialist elite leader is going to hand the downtrodden free ***. The ONLY way to combat the courts, bureaucracy, academia, media, and political hacks is to keep as much of your earnings as possible. But of course people just can't stop dreaming of access to free ***

  12. Let's hope BERNIE alias Ebenezer Scrooge brings plenty of disposable diapers for his rallies for the environment it's TIME TO RETIRE BERNIE you stink .DRUNKIN Baby Killer Nancy Pelosi wannabe your a wicked witch that just won't go away. Just take her away and (SEEK HELP) . President Trump you are truly the best President America has ever seen or had that all AMERICANS voted for except for The DEMONIC DEMOCRATS on how much hatred & jealousy they have on you and the peoples choice for the BEST PRESIDENT EVER I have the most respect for you and all your family for what you are doing to the Greatest country in the WORLD the people are very happy and working and that's #1 thing people want and you achieved many other subjects too many to mention. I'm 100% behind you and I will never believe the FAKE misinformation people paid for news networks I really hope you will be able to do something about it GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP and all his family. TRUMP 2020 and hopefully Donald Trump Jr for 2024 for the big win. The only meeting NANCY PELOSI should go to is AA meetings. Help stop #1 CNN #2 MSNBC FAKE misinformation news.

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