After taking heat from her Democratic rivals for months, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her plan for covering the cost of government-sponsored health care for all Americans.
Warren says the price tag is roughly $52 trillion over ten years, yet insists she can pay for it by taxing billionaires, cracking down on tax cheats, and streamlining administrative costs of the program.
Chris Jacobs is CEO of the Juniper Research Group and author of “The Case Against Single Payer.” He tells me why all three of Warren’s ideas fall far short of meeting the expected costs, why two of her three ideas are contradictions of one another, and why the math is laughably wrong on the tax enforcement plan. He will also explain what kind of tax increases will really be needed to pay for Warren’s health plans and why he suspects she won’t admit that she’ll have to tax everyone.
Listen to the full podcast with Chris Jacobs.