The Wall Street Journal is Telling Awful Lies about Bernie Sanders

Of the $18 trillion, $15 trillion comes from healthcare spending. Sanders wants to create a single payer healthcare system by expanding Medicare and making it universal. This would dramatically increase government spending by $15 trillion, but what the WSJ won’t tell you is that this $15 trillion replaces an even larger amount of money we are currently spending on private insurance. In his rebuke of the WSJ, Friedman explains it this way: the additional $14.7 trillion in federal spending brings savings to the private sector (and state and local governments) of over $19.7 trillion.This means that Medicare for all actually saves Americans $5 trillion. It’s just that instead of paying insurance companies for our healthcare, we’ll be paying into Medicare. Government healthcare spending will increase, but total healthcare spending will be sharply reduced. Here’s Friedman’s f

Source: The Wall Street Journal is Telling Awful Lies about Bernie Sanders

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