So I agree. I think this is part of the cost issue & should be part of a cost plan."
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) During an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio (see below) Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren agreed last week with an assessment that her a Medicare for All" plans would eliminate roughly two million jobs.
An economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst told Kaiser Health News earlier this year that that (Medicare for All") could result in about 2 million jobs lost" mostly within the healthcare industry said NHPR reporter Casey McDermott.
So I agree. I think this is part of the cost issue and should be part of a cost plan" replied Warren.
Medicare for All is a euphemism for a government-run single-payer health care system in which a government plan replaces private health insurance.
However Medicare for All is not based on the Medicare program.
Medicare as it exists today would be eliminated and replaced by a different government-run system under Sanders and other Democrats plans.
Warren has previously said she hadnt nailed down the specifics of her Medicare for All" proposal or has vacillated between endorsing Bernie Sanderss plan and calling it only a framework" whose details she said she planned to fill out.
In the Wednesday interview McDermott asked Warren when prospective voters would be able to see her full Medicare for All" proposal.
Soon" Warren said declining to specify whether or not the plan would raise taxes on middle class American voters or workers.
Well see most likely rich peoples costs go up corporations costs go up but the costs to middle class families will go down" Warren asserted.
I will not sign any legislation into law for which costs for middle class families do not go down she said.
Warren a front-runner in the 2020 Democrat Party primary is known today as one of the partys most vocal champions for Medicare for All. But during her first Senate campaign in 2012 she and her aides were pressed on the single-payer idea and repeatedly dodged the question again and again.
Warrens refusal to embrace single-payer during that campaign came four years after she co-wrote an essay calling it the most obvious solution to the nations health care woes though perhaps politically unacceptable.
Asked in March by CNNs Jake Tapper whether she backed eliminating commercial health care insurance Warren said Sanders Medicare for All bill which she signed onto in 2017 included a runway for that adding later Ive also co-sponsored other bills.
The economist cited by NPRs McDermott Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts has stated politicians who want to set up a Medicare for All" system would need to develop a plan for how to treat those who would lose their jobs.
Candidate Bernie Sanders has also recently declined to provide specific details as to how he would pay for his Medicare for All plan even though he has formally released his plan.
Youre asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of how every American how much youre going to pay more in taxes how much Im going to pay" Sanders recently told CNBC.
I dont think I have to do that right now" said Sanders.
Proponents have latched on to the Medicare for All name as a marketing ploy because most seniors like their Medicare coverage.
Democrats have long supported a government-run single-payer health care system including Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi as well as former Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid.
While once reluctant to admit they were in favor of changing the popular Medicare program the Medicare for All euphemism has become the most prominent litmus test for Democrat candidates running for the partys 2020 nomination.