Former President Jimmy Carter predicted that the U.S. will eventually have a universal single-payer healthcare system, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Carter, 92, made the remarks ahead of teaching his Sunday school class in Plains, Ga.
“When I was in the White House, I tried to get Medicare to cover everyone,” he said.
Over half of House Democrats now support Medicare For All legislation.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) centered his 2016 presidential bid around universal healthcare, calling for a system that “makes healthcare a right, not a privilege.”
In 2015, the former president also said that the United States is an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”
The Hill added:
Carter was recently treated for dehydration after he was sent to the hospital while building houses for Habitat For Humanity. He was released the next day and continued his construction work that morning.