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Sanders rides the bus Downtown with UPMC worker to talk about health care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mr. Sanders stopped by Cafe Fifth in Uptown to chat with a roundtable of health care workers, some of whom are trying to unionize at UPMC.

Just hours before he’d field questions from MSNBC hosts in front of a thousand educators and public school advocates at the nearby convention center, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders posed one of his own Saturday to a Pittsburgh health care worker seated across from him at Cafe Fifth in Uptown.

“If we had Medicare for All, do you know how much your bill from the hospital would be?” the Democratic presidential contender asked Leslie Poston, a UPMC secretary who had just told him about her struggle to pay medical bills for breast cancer treatment.

“It would be zero,” Mr. Sanders answered rhetorically, “because you are entitled to health care as an American.”

Source: Sanders rides the bus Downtown with UPMC worker to talk about health care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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