Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants “Medicare for All,” as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described “Democratic socialist” rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class, Warren insists, will see their health care costs go down and their taxes will not go up.
Some of her nearly equally left-wing rivals demanded specifics. Who pays? And how much? After a Democratic debate, one rival, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, said Warren was “more specific and forthcoming about the number of selfies she’s taken” than about her plan.
Buttigieg said: “Not only is it important to have ‘yes-or-no’ answers to ‘yes-or-no’ questions at a time when people are so frustrated with Washington-speak, but also there’s still been no explanation for a multitrillion-dollar hole in this plan.”
Not that Democrats and their media sympathizers truly care about costs or whether promises about costs are even kept. President Barack Obama made numerous unrealized promises about his health care plan. He insisted Obamacare would save the average family $2,500 a year, that it would “bend the cost curve” downward and that people could keep their health care plan if they wanted to. PolitiFact pronounced Obama’s “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise 2013’s “Lie of the Year.” READ MORE