Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden threw more cold-water on his challengers’ ‘Medicare for All’ proposal Wednesday; saying the program would likely cost 30 times more than the former Vice President’s plan.
“Let’s clear up the confusion about Medicare for All. We have the facts:
Costs 30x more than @JoeBiden’s plan
Only fully paid for by raising middle class taxes
No option to keep your current insurance from your employer@JoeBiden has a better plan: http://JoeBiden.com/HealthCare,” posted the Biden campaign.
Let's clear up the confusion about Medicare for All. We have the facts:
❌Costs 30x more than @JoeBiden’s plan
❌Only fully paid for by raising middle class taxes
❌No option to keep your current insurance from your employer@JoeBiden has a better plan: https://t.co/9MWt84GzyT pic.twitter.com/04WTlXVyCd
— Team Joe (@TeamJoe) July 31, 2019
Progressive and moderate Democrats squared-off Tuesday night on the first round of CNN’s presidential debates; with centrist lawmakers calling far-left policies “fairytale economics.”
“The ideological divide between Democratic presidential hopefuls came into focus Tuesday as leading progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defended their liberal policies on healthcare and immigration against surprisingly energetic attacks from moderate rivals,” reports Yahoo News.
“The fault lines emerged immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race, with lesser-known candidates taking sharp digs and warning that forcing radical change could ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election,” adds the website.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders repeatedly called for massive, “structural” change to the US economy and political system on issues including Wall Street, healthcare, taxation, immigration, and more.
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden will share the stage Thursday with Senator Kamala Harris; clearing the path for a potential rematch from weeks ago.
BERNIECARE: Sanders Unveils ‘Medicare for All’ Plan, Will Eliminate Private Insurance, Cost $30T
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his latest ‘Medicare for All’ proposal Wednesday; announcing his plan to transform Medicare into a full-fledged universal healthcare program during a four-year transition that would eliminate private insurance companies.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
While the proposal doesn’t specify the associated costs, experts say the program would likely cost $30 trillion over the next decade.
Read the full report at Politico.
BERNIE’S BLUFF: Sanders Claims ‘Medicare for All’ Would ‘SAVE $2 TRILLION’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders refused to accept a recent study that showed his “medicare for all” program would cost US taxpayers over $32 trillion; releasing a new video that claims universal healthcare would actually save $2 trillion over ten years.
Sanders released the video on social media just hours after a George Mason University study estimated the astronomical price-tag associated with the potential proposal; finding it would likely cost over $32.6 trillion.
Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/speuEL6ETC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
“The study shows that ‘Medicare for All’ would save the American people $2 trillion over a ten year period… That’s what was in the study,” said Sanders.
Watch Bernie’s bizarre video above.