Far-left voters and activists who are under the mistaken impression that “Medicare for All” is free would be in for a rude awakening if someone like Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren ever became president.
Sen. Warren, in particular, is desperate to cover up the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees, which means that someone would have to cover the costs of providing free medical care to every single person in the United States. That someone, as it turns out, is most likely the middle class and the way in which they would fund everyone’s medical care would probably be via a tax raise.
During a recent sit-down with late night host Stephen Colbert, the Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful was asked how she was going to pay for her ambitious healthcare plan. In a rare display of actual hard-hitting questioning on a progressive program, Colbert interrupted the senator when she spoke only of taxes being raised on the wealthiest Americans. For anyone who watched, it was clear that Warren understands paying for a massive government healthcare program means middle America will have to help foot the bill.
We can’t believe we’re saying this, but, thank you Stephen Colbert…
It’s odd that Sen. Warren is so hesitant to tell potential voters exactly how Medicare for All would be funded even though she has stated how her other expensive socialist programs would receive funding. In fact, she went out of her way to be as vague as possible when asked about Medicare for All funding at the recent Democrat presidential debate. She spouted off campaign promises such as “middle-class families will pay less while rich people and big corporations will pay more” but absolutely refused to answer a direct question about whether taxes for middle-class families would rise if Medicare for All became the law of the land.
Warren’s refusal to state the obvious did not go unnoticed. Conservative and even mainstream journalists alike noted that Sen. Warren is uncharacteristically vague when talking about Medicare for all, refusing to offer funding or even implementation details for the program. Oddly, her obvious dishonesty hasn’t dented her popularity, at least for the time being. Sen. Warren has continued to rise in the polls which makes it apparent that a lot of voters either still don’t understand what’s going on or actually don’t care.
Sen. Sanders, to his credit, has at least been honest with voters, making it clear a few months ago that taxes for middle class families would indeed rise if Medicare for All became law. As Sen. Warren’s Medicare for All plan is exactly the same as that proposed by Sen. Sanders, it’s obvious that a tax hike is coming up if Sen. Warren manages to actually win the presidency. Naturally, that’s not what most far-left voters and activists want to hear.
What’s more, the moderate voters that Sen. Warren would need to win over in order to eventually win the general election won’t want to pay higher taxes to fund others peoples’ medical needs. The truth is that once funding details for Medicare for All become known, the proposal decreases in popularity. That’s most likely why Sen. Warren is so desperate to hide the details about how Medicare for All would work financially. However, the truth can’t be hidden forever.
What would happen once Medicare for All becomes law is difficult to predict. Sen. Warren is promising free healthcare for everybody, and she’s stating that it’s going to be high-quality care; however, it’s clear that she can’t be trusted to provide honest, factual information. If Sen. Warren somehow manages to win the presidency, those who thought that Medicare for All would actually be free are going to be in for a massive shock.