If you’re going to tiptoe, do it through the tulips. Not around issues like health care.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will still not admit the middle class will see higher taxes with Medicare for All.
Warren’s arrogance overflows on this subject even after two opponents called her out on the national stage on Tuesday.
Instead, Warren has decided to review “the revenue options suggested by the 2016 Bernie [Sanders] campaign along with other revenue options.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar tore into Warren at the debate on Tuesday night when she again dodged the question on how she plans to pay for Medicare for All:
“A yes or no question that didn’t get a yes or no answer,” Buttigieg said. “Look, this is why people here in the Midwest are so frustrated with Washington in general, and Capitol Hill. No plan has been laid out to explain how a multi-trillion-dollar hole in this Medicare for All plan that senator Warren is putting forward.”
“At least Bernie’s being honest here and saying how he’s gonna pay for this and that taxes are going to go up,” she [Klobuchar] said. “I’m sorry Elizabeth, but you’ve not said that, and I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where we’re gonna send the invoice.”
“I appreciate Elizabeth’s work. The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you can actually get done,” she added.
Even last night Sanders admitted it:
After Warren responded by stating Medicare for All is the “way we get health care coverage for every single American,” Bernie Sanders added, “as someone who wrote the damn bill” that “it is appropriate to acknowledge that taxes will go up.”
CNN tried to push an answer out of Warren after the debate. The questioning lasted 20 minutes, but did she cave? Nope!
She wavered a little on Wednesday, but not much. CNN:
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign said on Wednesday that it is studying a range of options for paying for “Medicare for All,” leaving open the possibility that the presidential candidate may ultimately diverge from Sen. Bernie Sanders on how his sweeping health care plan — which Warren has endorsed — would be paid for.
“She’s reviewing the revenue options suggested by the 2016 Bernie campaign along with other revenue options. But she will only support pay-fors that meet the principles she has laid out in multiple debates,” a Warren campaign aide said in a statement provided to CNN.
The campaign aide also said that the total cost of Medicare for All is unknown and that estimates vary by trillions of dollars. They did not provide details on what “other revenue options” the campaign is studying, and declined to comment on whether Warren may eventually put out her own details on paying for Medicare for All.
While Sanders admitted the higher taxes on stage, his plan does not flat out say anything about the higher taxes on the middle class. He attempts to justify his actions:
Sanders has said that his plan would cause taxes to go up on the middle class, but that would replace the healthcare premiums they and their employers pay now under private health insurance. Warren has dodged the tax question in every debate, stressing that “costs” would go down.
Studies have shown Medicare for All would cost $34 trillion in ONE decade. Overall, health spending would go up $59 trillion a year.
I guess since Sanders has said it that’s enough for her?
Warren has released plans of her for different issues, but has not when it comes to health care. She has stuck to Sanders’ plan. She has not said if she would release one of her own either.DONATE
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