If the Democrats retake the House this fall, you better believe this will be part of their agenda. Ruining our healthcare system with Obamacare was just the beginning. They want to finish the job.
Analysis: Here Are the Stunning Tax Hikes Required to Pay For Single-Payer Healthcare’s (Minimum) $32.6 Trillion Price Tag
Right on the heels of our piece about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the cost of “Medicare for All” — a.k.a. single-payer, government-run healthcare — the Mercatus Center at George Mason University published a rigorous analysis performed by a former Social Security and Medicare trustee that pegged the price tag of this left-wing dream at $32.6 trillion over ten years.
(Measuring sticks: The US federal government spent $4 trillion total in 2017, and the entire US economy was a bit shy of $19 trillion in 2016). Immediately, figures on the Left began dismissing and distorting its findings, with a popular talking point linking Mercatus to the Koch brothers, who help fund the institution.
People on the left are pushing back on reality:
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) July 30, 2018
Even a Koch brothers-funded attempt to trash Medicare for All can't hide the truth: Medicare for All will lead to a $2 TRILLION REDUCTION in national health expenditures over 10 years.
That’s trillion with a “T.” https://t.co/eOfd29cDoa
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
This is just one more extremely good reason to keep the Democrats out of power.