Dem Congresswoman-Elect Admits Tax Hikes Needed to Pay for ‘Medicare For All’ Dem Congresswoman-Elect Admits Tax Hikes Needed to Pay for ‘Medicare For All’ – NTK Network

Dem Congresswoman-Elect Admits Tax Hikes Needed to Pay for ‘Medicare For All’

"I don't think the country's ready for it. I don't think our system is, you know, prepared for that kind of an influx at this time."

By NTK Staff | 11.19.2018 @12:49pm

Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) admitted during an interview with CNN on Monday that Democrats would have to raise taxes on Americans in order to pay for a “Medicare For All” health care system.

CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Wexton whether she is concerned that her fellow incoming Democrats who support “Medicare For All” don’t have a good enough answer for how they will pay for it without raising taxes.

“Well, that’s the question. You know, we – it would be an expensive proposition. I don’t think the country’s ready for it. I don’t think our system is, you know, prepared for that kind of an influx at this time,” Wexton said. “So that’s a question you’d have to ask some of the new coming – incoming freshmen who support that option.”

Harlow followed up by asking Wexton is she thinks “Medicare For All” could be paid for without raising taxes.

“At this time, I don’t see a way to do it,” Wexton responded.

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