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TRAGIC: Unable to Afford Healthcare, eLDERLY Man Shoots Wife to Death before Killing Himself

Brian Jones allegedly shot his wife Patricia Whitney-Jones once before turning the semi-automatic handgun on himself three times, including once in the head

A Washington man ended the lives of both himself and his wife this week after expressing his concerns in a note about being unable to pay the medical expenses for her ongoing health conditions.

Following the tragedy in Ferndale on Wednesday morning, state officials are investigating the incident, which was determined to be a murder-suicide, according to a statement from Sheriff Bill Elfo with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

The couple has also been identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner as Brian S. Jones, 77, and his wife, Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76, PEOPLE confirms.

Source: Couple Found Dead from Murder-Suicide After Man Said He Couldn’t Afford Health Care for His Wife

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WATCH: CNN Reports El Paso Victims Are Not Seeking Medical Treatment Due to Their “Immigration Status”

 

CNN today claimed the El Paso shooting victims were not seeking medical treatment due to their “immigration status.” CNN said authorities told them no one would be immigration enforcement at either the hospitals or reunification center.

It is well known that Mexicans cross the border to shop at the El Paso Walmart.

So is CNN just playing politics with this tragedy?

Source: CNN Reports El Paso Victims Are Not Seeking Medical Treatment Due to Their “Immigration Status”

WATCH: ‘YOU DO NOTHING!’ Kamala Harris EXPLODES at Joe Biden at CNN Debate on Healthcare – CNN DEBATE

… and under your plan , status quo, you do nothing to hold the insurance companies to task for what they ve been doing to Americans

Bernie Sanders raises $1.1 million following debate last night

The campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said the Democratic presidential candidate has raised $1.1 million since Tuesday and took in more than 70,000 contributions from small-dollar contributions.

The announcement comes a day after Sanders’ fiery defense of his progressive policies, such as “Medicare for All,” during the first night of CNN’s Democratic debate in Detroit.

Source: Bernie Sanders raises $1.1 million following debate

Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All: “I Wrote the Damn Bill”

Tuesday’s debates turned quickly into a fracas over Medicare for All, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren fiercely defending their policy from an onslaught from the more moderate candidates onstage. The debate built to a crescendo when Rep.

Source: Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All: “I Wrote the Damn Bill”

EXTREME: Bernie Sanders compares pharmacy execs to murderers and doubles down on CNN

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders doubled down on a comment he made at a fundraiser in Detroit comparing pharmacy executives to murderers.

Source: Sanders doubles down, compares pharmacy execs to murderers

WATCH: Rep. Rashida Tlaib bursts out in tears crying after teen shares her American health care horror story during house hearing

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) this week broke down crying while listening to the story of a young woman who has to had to rely on community donors to obtain the insulin that she needs to stay alive. During a House Oversight Committee hearing on drug prices, Indianapolis resident Sa’ra Skipper…

Source: WATCH: Rashida Tlaib bursts out in tears after woman shares her American health care horror story

This is why US health care is so expensive

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a closer look at why health care in the United States is so expensive making it harder for families to make ends meet.

Source: This is why US health care is so expensive

Fox host fearmongers that increasing patient access to health care would increase suicide rates of doctors

CHARLES PAYNE (FOX BUSINESS HOST): I really hate to say it, but that’s a very simplistic and not necessarily — it’s sort of disingenuous. Yeah, 91% are in this system, doesn’t mean they that really want Medicare patients. Ninety-four percent are in private insurance. Here’s the thing people must realize: Medicare pays, on average, 80% less than private insurance, right? It’s hard to get paid when you go through Medicare. It could take a month, it could take two months, particularly if there are any questions on the paperwork. Medicare payments have not kept up with inflation.

So if she’s talking about taking a system that pays doctors more, that incentivize them more, paying them less, maybe, you know, 20% less — doctors in our country also have the highest rate of suicides of any profession because of the workload, because of the stress, because of the burn-out. She’s talking about really overburdening the medical system right now as it stands, and I think it’s going to backfire miserably.

Source: Fox host fearmongers that increasing patient access to health care would increase suicide rates of doctors

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Promises to Return Donations from Big Pharma

An ABC News report published Wednesday reveals that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign has received donations from “big pharma,” despite his campaign’s “No Health Insurance and Pharma Money Pledge.” His campaign, however, has promised to return the donations.

The presidential candidate unveiled his campaign’s “No Health Insurance and Pharma Money Pledge” Wednesday, which states: “I pledge to not take contributions from the health insurance or pharmaceutical industry and instead prioritize the health of the American people over health industry profits.”