There’s A Big Asterisk In Bernie Sanders’ Claim That ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Saves $2 Trillion In Health Spending
The Associated Press fact checks Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) spin on the report that analyzed the cost of the senator's "Medicare For All" plan, which is gaining steam in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
The Associated Press Fact Check:
Sanders Spins Savings In Medicare Plan
Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his "Medicare for all" plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care. In a recent tweet, the Vermont independent insists the plan will cut $2 trillion from the nation's health care bill. But that's based on a scenario in which hospitals and doctors accept significantly lower payments for many patients. It's a big asterisk, and one that Sanders fails to disclose. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 8/8)
Bernie And His Army Are Losing 2018
Bernie Sanders is sputtering. Two years after his defeat in the 2016 presidential primary, the Vermont senator has amassed a growing string of losses in races in which he has intervened. Beginning last year, Sanders-backed candidates faltered in an Omaha mayoral race and a nationally watched House race in Montana. (Siders, 8/8)