To say that Sanders's single-payer plan would cost $32 trillion over 10 years is to say it would lead to a *slight reduction* in health care spending. Big numbers sound scary, but American HC spending is in big numbers already.
Under Bernie Sanders's Mediacare-for-all, the government is going to spend a lot more money on health care, but the country is going to spend about the same. That's a bargain when you consider how many more Americans and services would be covered.
Medicare for All would cost slightly less than the U.S. already spends on health care. And the difference would be that everyone has health care.
There are plenty of caveats to ***$32 TRILLION*** (whose taxes go up?) (can we really cut payments to Medicare rates?) (what happens to medical innovation under price controls?) but taken on its face, it’s… kind of a good deal
Bernie Sanders’s $32 trillion Medicare-for-all plan is actually kind of a bargain via
Bernie Sanders’s $32 trillion Medicare-for-all plan is actually kind of a bargain via
$32 trillion is actually kind of cheap
lotta people interested in Medicare for All
The Sanders plan for health care sounds expensive, but it’s actually a reduction in health care spending for Americans.
Let's be clear here -- you can't talk about any single payer system without talking about effects on quality and innovation. The total dollar spent is simply not a sufficient statistic.
Feel The Bern(ing desire to debate the cost/benefits of single-payer health insurance)