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Democrats Part Ways on Middle-Class Tax Hike in Medicare for All

July 31, 2019, 3:17 AM

Democratic presidential contenders divided sharply July 30 over whether middle-class taxes would have to increase to pay for a government-run health care system known as “Medicare for All.”

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—two of the most ardent supporters of replacing private health coverage with government-sponsored care—have said that taxes for corporations, Wall Street, the wealthy, and middle-earners would go up, but that overall costs for middle class families would go down.

Warren said during the Democratic debate in Detroit that members of the middle class would pay less in premiums and deductibles under her proposal, though she declined to ...

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