Oct 21, 2019

Warren promises to release Medicare for All funding plan soon

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said at a town hall in Indianola, Iowa, Sunday she'll soon release cost details of her Medicare for All plan, per The Hill.

Why it matters: Warren's 2020 rivals including former Vice President Joe Biden have criticized her in recent weeks for dodging questions about whether her Medicare for All proposal would lead to an increase in taxes.

The big picture: The Massachusetts senator is a co-sponsor of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Act, but she's yet to reveal details of her strategy.

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Elizabeth Warren reveals Medicare for All roadmap

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Friday unveiled what would be her roadmap for overhauling the country's health care system if elected, carving out an initial public option with the promise of implementing 'Medicare for All' within her first three years in office.

Why it matters: The plan gives Warren a defense against criticism that she would abruptly strip away Americans' ability to choose their care and force them off private insurance.

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Nancy Pelosi isn't a big fan of "expensive" Medicare for All

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg on Friday she isn't a "big fan" of Medicare for All, calling the program "expensive."

Why it matters: The comments came the same day presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled her proposal to pay for a Medicare-for-All program. Other candidates, like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro also support the principle.

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Warren bets the White House on Medicare for All

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Elizabeth Warren, who rose to the top with big liberal bets, is banking a big slice of her presidential run on full-throated support for Medicare for All. 

Why it matters: Warren is taking a beating on social media after claiming middle class Americans won’t pay higher taxes to fund health care coverage fully paid for by taxpayers, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios. At the same time, her poll numbers nationally are slipping. 

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