Sep 16, 2018 - Health
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Medicare for All is a "generational investment"
New York Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Medicare for All would act not as "a short-term bandaid," but as a "generational investment" that would ultimately save the American people money.
The big picture: Ocasio-Cortez and many of the progressive Democratic candidates running in 2018 have made single-payer health care, which would cost about $32.6 trillion over its first 10 years, a central tenet of their campaigns. Polling suggests that a majority of both Democrats and Republicans support Medicare for All.
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