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New Study Questions Price Tag On Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Plan

An analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget projects the candidate's health care plans could add $3 trillion or more to the national debt over the next 10 years.

The Fiscal Times: Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan Would Add Up To $14 Trillion To The Debt
As interest grows in Bernie Sanders’ “revolutionary” agenda following his strong showing against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa caucuses, a new study warns that the Vermont senator’s plan for universal government health care coverage could add as much as $14 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade -- even with enactment of the massive tax hikes that Sanders has outlined. (Pianin, 2/3)

CNN Money: Bernie Sanders' Plan To Pay For Health Care Falls Short By Trillions, Says One Analysis
Bernie Sanders put a pretty big price tag -- $14 trillion over a decade -- on his Medicare-for-All proposal. But he also promised to pay for it in full through higher taxes, especially on the rich. A new analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget suggests that the plan may increase deficits by at least $3 trillion, and that's assuming Sanders correctly estimated the cost. (Sahadi, 2/3)

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