Bernie Sanders has had to have surgery to install two stents for a blocked artery. This is a pretty routine procedure now but needing medical treatment of any kind is not good for a candidate about whom questions have been raised about age.
In this clip, he cuts through all the distortions about his Medicare For All plan and lays out for Stephen Colbert how it will work.
Sanders Medicare for All exempts the first $29K of income from taxes.
Since 50% of Americans earn less than $31,500 annually, taxes for most will not increase substantially.
Savings is achieved by eliminating copays, premiums, & deductibles.@SenSanders will save us money. pic.twitter.com/oIPFts6RVU
— Matt Boswell (@_MattBoswell) October 1, 2019
Meanwhile Elizabeth Warren is making all the right enemies. After Wall Street executives warned the Democratic party that they would abandon he party if she ended up being the nominee, now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says that he “will go the mat” to prevent her plan to break up the big tech companies because they have too much power.
Given that Medicare as it is currently has co-pays, premiums, and deductibles it’s a bit misleading to call Sanders’ plan “Medicare for All”.