Health Care Expert Crushes Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan by Breaking Down the Cost: ‘Double the Taxes’

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A health care expert is breaking down the cost of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” plan and is explaining exactly where the money for it would come from — double taxes for Americans.

Sanders unveiled his latest version of the Medicare for All bill on Wednesday, even garnering support from several other 2020 Democratic hopefuls. However, he’s being met with criticism for just how hefty the bill’s price tag would be.

Health care expert Seth Denson told “Fox & Friends” on Saturday that the cost of the proposal would be $32.6 trillion over the first 10 years.

“The Democrats are talking about Medicare for All, it’s not Medicare at all,” Denson said. “It’s a single payer.”

Putting the cost of the Medicare for All plan into perspective, Denson noted that “we would need to double the taxes just to even attempt to pay for this program.”

He then pointed out the “ripple effect” of private insurance jobs. He continued:

“The health care system itself is a sixth of the U.S. economy, and so you’re talking about roughly 3 million direct jobs […] but also the indirect jobs. […] Those jobs would be eliminated as well. If we’re talking about a transition, a transition to what? You’re literally adding 2% unemployment rate day one.”

In a poll shared by Fox News, 71% of those polled support Medicare for All when they’re told about the proposal guaranteeing insurance for all. However, that popularity shifts to 37% support when people are told it requires most people to pay more taxes.

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Sanders’ Medicare for All plan hasn’t been met with a warm welcome by Republican lawmakers.

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reacted to the proposal, saying it should instead be called “Medicare for None,” as IJR Red reported.

“If you want to turn America into a socialist country, this is the first step,” McConnell told Fox News.

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Screwtape
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Comrade Bernie, you useless ex-hippie Commie.

I will 100% back your Medicare for All program IF you and the other panderers do one thing. Surrender your taxpayer-funded, “Cadillac” healthcare, and go on Medicare. Right now. Let us know how that works for you.

You might even extend this to ALLl the losers, err, bobbleheads who think this is so, so, damn wonderful. This includes certain posters here.

Practice your values or shut the hell up as a damned hypocrite.

Phyllis Softa
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The loss of jobs in the commercial insurance industry was also pointed out to Bernie Bros in 2016. Did not phase them any more than the Trump crowd was phased when it was pointed out that Mexico isn’t paying for the wall or imposing tariffs on Chinese imports raises the prices at Walmart. 2020 candidate with a plan to MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN will get my vote.

Phyllis Softa
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71% in “a FOX shared poll” would appear to be rather high. No? One would think the obvious question to ask the 34% that changed their mind, “How did you think it was going to be paid for?’ Fair warning, folks. It was pointed out to the 2016 Bernie Bros that all of Bernie’s proposals required higher taxes, and it did not budge them from what Bernie was selling. 2016 electorate will find a place in the history books. Looking for the MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN candidate in 2020.

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