Senator Elizabeth Warren is rolling out her ‘Medicare for All’ plan, which is likely to impact Americans working in the health industry. While speaking on the campaign trail on Friday, Warren touted her $52 trillion proposals.
Her remarks came in response to concerns about how she would fund a single-payer public insurance system. The senator is now being pressed on what would happen to those who work in the private health insurance industry. She has said the answer is to simply move people around. [RELATED: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Legal Team Threatens Legal Action Against Journalists]
“Some of the people currently working in health insurance will work in other parts of insurance — some will work for Medicaid,” stated Warren. “No one gets left behind.”
Critics were quick to point out that health insurance differs vastly from the other opportunities she suggested, such as auto insurance. Warren’s plan also claimed to keep spending in place without taking into account the cost of private citizens’ transition into the new system. [RELATED: BREAKING: DOJ Releases 500 Pages Of Mueller Investigation Memos]
I did my homework, and I got the experts to check my math. My plan to pay for #MedicareForAll will ensure everyone has full health coverage and put $11 trillion back in the pockets of American families. Here’s how. pic.twitter.com/JcFdCzY8ZP
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 3, 2019
Here is what the National Review wrote:
“Warren certainly implied that she would raise middle-class taxes — she says she’s committed to cutting overall costs for middle-class families, mirroring Sanders’s higher-taxes-lower-costs rationale — but she refused to state, for the record, that she would.
This is a lie. It’s a lie by omission, but it’s a lie nonetheless. To implement her plan, Warren would have no choice but to raise taxes on the middle class. Moving to a single-payer health-care system would require the imposition of a significant tax increase on millions of middle-income earners.
Democrats often cite Western Europe in defense of their domestic agenda. It would behoove them to know what middle-class tax rates look like in those countries.
No sooner did Warren dodge than the media advanced defenses on her behalf. Does Warren’s equivocation on a matter so central to her domestic agenda reflect poorly on her? No, say pundits, who have since insisted that the fault for Warren’s evasion lies not with the candidate but instead with those who would deign to ask her such a question in the first place…”
Additionally, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has questioned her plan and the claims of its advocates. During a Sunday interview, the mayor was critical of the so-called ‘universal healthcare’ plan. He questioned the authority of the proposal and its aim to make decisions for everyone in the U.S.
“I think it could very well be the long-term destination, but there has to be some humility in our policy here,” stated Buttigieg. “Let’s put this out there and see if it’s really the best plan for everybody.”
He was also skeptical of the high-cost estimates and how it will be paid for.
“Well, the math is certainly controversial,” said Buttigieg. “Again, there are variations in the estimates — in the trillions and trillions of dollars.” [RELATED: PATRIOTS: House Republicans, Former White House Officials Spar With Rep. Schiff Over Closed-Door Testimonies [VIDEO]
The mayor has introduced his own take on healthcare, which includes a choice to opt into a similar nationwide Medicare plan.