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Politics Democratic candidates go after Elizabeth Warren over how much her Medicare for All plan will cost at Ohio debate

04:30  16 october  2019
04:30  16 october  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Ms. Klobuchar pressed Ms. Warren over how she would pay for a “ Medicare for All ” plan . “I think as Democrats we are going to succeed when we dream big and fight hard, not when we dream small and She has focused on issues like prescription drug costs , sexual harassment and online privacy.

Elizabeth Warren went all in on Medicare - for - all at the first debate . Warren went out of her way to embrace the single-payer plan put forward by Sanders, her top rival for progressive voters But other candidates are more cautious. Health care reform is always difficult and often politically perilous.

Elizabeth Warren, Peter Buttigieg are posing for a picture© AP Photo/John Minchillo

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her support for Medicare for All, opening up one of the most significant policy arguments in the Democratic Party during the fourth presidential debate on Wednesday night.

Buttigieg kicked off the spirited discussion by accusing Warren of not releasing details on how she'd play for a single-payer health program, which would cost the federal government tens of trillions of dollars.

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October Democratic Debate Live: Elizabeth Warren , Joe Biden and More to Take the Stage in All 10 candidates who appeared in the September debate will attend, including front runners Vice The September Democratic debate saw lengthy arguments over Medicare for All , and the topic will

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, the most liberal candidates in the crowded field, came under attack Ten more Democrats , including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, debate on Wednesday. The candidates sparred over enacting Medicare for All versus expanding on former President Barack

"Your signature is to have a plan for everything, except this," Buttigieg said. "No plan has been laid out to explain how a multi-trillion dollar hole in this plan that senator Warren is putting forward is supposed to get filled in."

Warren said that she would raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations in order to pay for her plan, but insisted that "costs" for middle class families would go down.

"We can pay for this," Warren said. "Costs will go up for wealthy, for big corporations. They will not go up for middle class families. I will not sign a bill into law that raises their costs. Because costs are what people care about."

While Buttigieg framed Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan as "Medicare for all, whether you want it or not," Warren said Buttigieg's plan for a public option would amount to "Medicare for all who can afford it."

O'Rourke accuses Warren of being 'punitive' in proposals

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Many Democratic candidates for president, like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, don’t want A Los Angeles rally supporting Medicare for all . Eighty-one percent of Democrats approve of the idea Yet voter opposition to surrendering the insurance they are used to led to a backlash over

Twice near the start of the last Democratic presidential debate , George Stephanopoulos of ABC News tried to pin Elizabeth Warren down on whether her vision for Medicare for All would require a middle-class tax increase. Twice she didn’t answer him.

Klobuchar soon jumped into the debate, accusing Warren of not being transparent with Americans about the costs of her plan.

"I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where we're going to send the invoice," Klobuchar said.

Sanders also jumped into the discussion, defending his bill.

"The issue is whether the Democratic Party has the guts to stand up to the healthcare industry ... the price-fixing pharmaceutical industry," Sanders said.

The debate, hosted by CNN and The New York Times in Columbus, Ohio, featured a whopping 12 candidates.

Warren says she will soon release plan to fund 'Medicare for All' .
The Democratic presidential candidate has come under fire from 2020 rivals for declining to get into specifics about how she'll pay for her plan."What I see though is that we need to talk about the cost and I plan over the next few weeks to put out a plan that talks about, specifically, the cost of Medicare for All and specifically how we pay for it," the Massachusetts senator said during a campaign stop in Indianola, Iowa.

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