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Tammy Baldwin: $32.6T Medicare-for-All Price Tag No Big Deal

The Wisconsin senator admitted that moving to a single-payer health care system “would mean significant tax increases,” too.

By NTK Staff | 08.06.2018 @11:00am
Tammy Baldwin: $32.6T Medicare-for-All Price Tag No Big Deal

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said she’s not worried about a recent study that found Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) Medicare-for-All proposal would come with a $32.6-trillion price tag over the span of 10 years.

Baldwin argued that people are already paying too much for health care, and that it is driving some individuals into bankruptcy.

Still, the Democrat admitted that a single-payer health care system would mean massive tax hikes for all Americans.

She admitted that a single-payer health care system would mean significant tax increases, but said it would also mean no more premiums.

Baldwin is up for reelection this year and will face the winner of the Republican primary, which is held on August 14. That contest features state Sen. Leah Vukmir against businessman Kevin Nicholson.

President Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016, the latest marker in the Badger State’s conservative shift. Wisconsinites elected Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in 2010 and 2016, and Gov. Scott Walker in 2010 and 2014. Walker also survived a recall effort in 2012 – the only U.S. governor in history to do so.

But prior to these GOP wins, Wisconsin had long been a Democrat stronghold. Prior to Trump, the last time Wisconsin went red in a presidential election was Ronald Reagan’s reelect in 1984.

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