NYC Boss

NYC Boss

Bernie Sanders: The United States spends "almost three times per capita what they spend in the U.K." on health care and "50 percent more than they pay in France."

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Fact-checking Sanders’ claim that U.S. spends 3 times per capita what the U.K. spends on health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says the best solution to address problems in the United States’ health care system is to guarantee every American access to health care as a right. Speaking at the New Hampshire Democratic presidential debate, Sanders continued to express support for a single-payer health care system that is popular throughout much of the rest of the world. To make his point, Sanders compared health care costs between the United States and two other Western nations — the United Kingdom and France. "Why is it that we spend almost three times per capita as to what they spend …

>> More