Sanders made the comments in a video he posted to Twitter after a study published by Charles Blahous at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University - a center subsidized by the billionaire conservative activists Charles and David Koch. For the plan to cost a minimum of $32.6 trillion, lawmakers would need to negotiate lower payments to providers and drastically reduce the cost of medications.
The Associated Press (AP) noted that the proposal would require "historic" tax increases to pay for the single-payer healthcare proposal. "A doubling of all now projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan", according to the study.
Other studies have arrived at similar estimates about the cost of Sanders' health care plan.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defended his "medicare for all" program Monday, blasting the university behind the financial report that claimed his universal coverage scheme would cost USA tax payers $32 trillion over ten years. Even the Washington Post admitted previous year that the would plan would be "astonishingly" expensive.
"Let me thank the Koch brothers, of all people, for sponsoring a study that shows that Medicare for All would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period", Sanders said. "There are going to be a lot of people who'll pay more in taxes than they save on premiums", Thorpe added.