Elizabeth Warren’s plan to put everyone on Medicare is getting criticized from all sides.
Jared Bernstein, a former adviser for Joe Biden recently described Warren’s plan as trying to buy and unicorn and paying for it with a unicorn.
That’s pretty brutal.
Ex-Biden advisor: Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ like trying to ‘buy a unicorn’ with a unicorn
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s sweeping “Medicare for All” plan is too much of a political reach to actually be implemented on Capitol Hill, according to Jared Bernstein, who used to advise her Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden.
“A good question for her is, given neither this nor the next Congress will enact your plan, don’t tell us what you’d like to do. Tell us about what you would do; what you think is in the realm of possible,” Bernstein told CNBC on Monday. “This debate, this is just basically like saying, ‘I’m going to buy a unicorn and I’m going to pay for it with a unicorn.’”
In an email follow-up to Monday’s “Squawk Box” interview, Bernstein wrote: “My point was that while I very much like the aspirations of the ‘Medicare for All’ plan, we shouldn’t spend too much time arguing about things that are very unlikely to be legislated. That goes for both the plan and its payfors,” or how she plans to pay for it.
Watch the video below:
Jared Bernstein, who represented the liberal wing of the Obama/Biden White House, on Elizabeth Warren's health care "plan"
Warren: I've got a magical unicorn for that pic.twitter.com/wvgl1yMsu1
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) November 4, 2019
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The responses to this are pretty funny:
— TLH858 (@PhilMyman) November 4, 2019
You mean you cant magically make 52 trillion dollars appear?!
— random thoughts (@musings_n) November 4, 2019
So this guy has personal knowledge of at least two unicorns. Why is this fact not in the news?
— Mike D (@realMikeDollar) November 4, 2019
Warren’s plan would be a disaster.
Even if she had unicorns to pay for it.
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