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Bernie Sanders: Home-Based Care Should be a Guaranteed Right

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 3:27 AM

Home-based care has not been a main issue so far in the Democratic presidential debates, but this week, Bernie Sanders put the issue front and center.  On Thursday, Sanders tweeted: “No senior should have to sell their belongings or spend their life savings just to be able to age in place. Under Medicare for All, long-term, home-based care will be guaranteed as a right to every senior and person with a disability in America” to his 8.5 million followers. 

This is the first time that Sanders has address home health so publicly, but he is not the only candidate who has.  Last month, Senator Cory Booker said: “We have a system now that’s just unfair,” Booker said during the forum. “It forces you to impoverish yourself in order to qualify for a lot of the Medicaid benefits. That to me is just unacceptable.”

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