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Col. "Bernie" Sanders Half-Baked Recipe for Health Plan

January 27, 2016

Bernie Sanders health care proposal is a half-baked fairytale of wishful thinking and Robin Hood dreams says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. He would fund his Medicare for All plan by boosting the tax on workers' pay by 8.4 percentage points and raise marginal tax rates on the rich to 52 percent. His home state of Vermont already considered a similar single-payer scheme and discovered it was far too costly for taxpayers to afford.


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