Fact Check: Bernie Sanders Claims Medicare for All Is ‘Most Cost-Effective’ Approach to Providing Health Care

Breitbart | 9/13/2019 | Staff
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) defended his Medicare for All plan during the third Democrat debate Thursday night, defending it as the “most cost-effective” approach to providing health care for everyone.

The socialist senator claimed Thursday that Medicare for All is the most “cost-effective’ approach to providing health care for everyone after Joe Biden (D) noted the Vermont lawmaker’s price tag.

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“Joe said Medicare for All will cost over $30 trillion. That’s right Joe. [The] status quo over ten years will be over $50 trillion,” Sanders said.

“Every study shows that Medicare for All is the most cost-effective approach to providing health care for every man, woman, and child in this country,” Sanders added. “I wrote the damn bill if I may say so.”

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Even Sanders’ $50 trillion estimate is a lowball, with some experts – such as Mercatus Center scholar Charles Blahous – noting that Medicare for All would cost over $60 trillion over the next decade alone.

As Breitbart News reported:

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Blahous testified before the House Rules Committee’s hearing on Medicare for All, which serves as the first congressional hearing on Medicare for...
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