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- Last September Senator Bernie Sanders, along with 16 cosponsors, introduced a Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate.
- The Medicare-for-All proposal would create a federally administered single-payer health care program, with the aim of providing universal health care coverage in the United States.
- This week, the Mercatus Center, a libertarian-leaning policy center, released a study estimating the 10-year cost of Sanders’ Medicare-for-All from 2022 to 2031. According to the study, the plan would increase government health spending by $32.6 trillion.
- Senator Sanders addressed the report in a statement, saying: “This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers response to the growing support in our country for a ‘Medicare for All’ program.
- Some claim the results of the Mercatus Center are correct, but that the figure is still lower than comprehensive health care cost projections without the proposal.