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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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… Read more »

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How do you know he isn’t already on Medicare? It is not mandatory that he or Trump accept the federal employee heathcare benefit. Speaking of benefits, what is the benefit you receive from your name calling? As often as you do it, you must be getting something from it.

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Screwtape gets a lot of support for his comments even if he uses name calling to make a point. His point count is in positive territory unlike some who are trying to dig themself out of a hole they dug.

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Phil, if that’s her real name, is too stupid to understand how shrill and irrelevant her posts are to objective observers. She’s under the illusion that she or her opinions mean doodysquat. If I were she I’d spend my time making her ideas known, then retire. Instead she belabors her… Read more »

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Points? Whatever. I’m not competing and there are ZERO benefits to being on top. Ooh. Do I get a tinfoil hat or an extra dessert from IJR?

James
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I haven’t read the non-existent instruction manual myself. Personally I have enough tin foil to make my own hat IF I wanted o replace my MAGA and NRA Life Member hats.

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I enjoy name calling. It’s amuses me. I do not care what you think about it. That’s an adult, realistic, and American decision. You assume your opinion matters. Not to me. I can’t say if Bernie is on Medicare, but he’d be stupid if he were. His congressional (i.e. taxpayer… Read more »

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So Phil. Do YOU support Medicare for all? Will you surrender your private/union insurance? If you ARE on Medicare, how is it working for you? Would you choose otherwise if allowed/could afford it? Bernie proposes removing choice. You’re on Medicare whether you want it or not AND deprives you of… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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You may not be aware that during the Great Depression of the 1930’s the insurance industry was the ONLY entity which did not go bankrupt. Apparently Bernie and his Commie comrades are wanting to repeat that period in history since those who didn’t learn from it are bound to repeat… Read more »

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As a former insurance worker, doesn’t that bother you? (beyond the unemployment of people who might have spent years working in the industry?) As an alleged former nurse, how do you feel about some proposals, not necessarily Bernie, that medical professionals be committed to mandatory service at government-mandated rates? That’s… Read more »

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Sorry, I have had the opportunity to work in a number of jobs, insurance worker is not one. My husband sold insurance out of college, but that was before I met him. Can you explain why I would care if you believe I am a nurse? Please review all my… Read more »

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I cannot say that I find your “Make America Sane Again” has one scintilla of evidence to support it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock since January 2017, you should recognize the reversal of the anti-American, anti-growth agenda of #44; the improvement in wages, GDP, stock market, employment of… Read more »

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You have claimed so.
I don’t have the time to read your current posts, let alone dredge your past.

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… Read more »

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Just WHO do you suggest might “Make America Sane Again”? To date, the Socialist have no one who has the qualifications to shine Trump’s shoes; AND there are none in the wings waiting for the clown car.

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I am pleased you consider QUALIFICATIONS to be pertinent again! In 2016, it was NO qualifications NO preparation required for the highest office. NOW you want qualifications for shoe shiner. That is progress toward sanity. I don’t just want a candidate that SAYS they will make America sane again. I… Read more »

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I have already eliminated a few who are promoting more insanity. But I will keep you informed when I find the candidate I am looking for.

James
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I’ll wait until you eventually come to the conclusion Trump is the best and only qualified individual to be POTUS. Those on the Left have nothing to offer America and are only inflating their egos and their bank accounts.

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How many of the candidates have you researched? Did you watch the townhalls? Did you examine any policy details? James, you & i are not teenagers. At 67, I do not see ANY chance of a conclusion that Trump is the best and only qualified individual to be POTUS. You… Read more »

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And Barry #44 was qualified in what remote way? As a community organizer (aka: civil agitator) using Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” to train other disruptive, law breaking agitators? I’ve previously stated what I’d be looking for in a candidate and it’s NOT the color of his hair, his political… Read more »

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Obama was a state & US Senator, a constitutional law professor. He was & is cheered, not booed, by crowds here & abroad. If we use Trump’s guideline, Obama was a double genius since his undergrad degree was attained WITH honors status before a law degree from Harvard. You have… Read more »

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Your definition of “unqualified” gave us the 12th BEST POTUS.

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