It's hard to feel sorry for Wall Street and billionaires, but Warren's approach to redistributing wealth on a large scale could have economic consequences that affect the rest of us: layoffs in the health care industry, for example, or corporations scaling back investments in the face of new taxes, and the wealthy finding new ways to avoid taxes.
"If they are unwilling to do that, they should concede that they think it's more important to protect the eye-popping profits of private insurers and drug companies and the huge fortunes of the top 1% and giant corporations, rather than provide transformative financial relief for hundreds of millions of American families", she said.
Companies with fewer than 50 employees would be exempted and - in a nod to unions whose support will be key in the Democratic primary - Warren said that employers already offering health benefits reached under collective bargaining agreements will be allowed to reduce how much they send to federal coffers - provided that they pass those savings on to employees. She joins us from - where else?
Warren's plan, heavy as it is on taxes and controls, is alarming in its own right. But she said in order to respect other points of view, Congress had invited advocates of the Medicare plan to testify in several committees. An online calculator launched by Warren's campaign on Friday showed that an average family of four with employer-provided insurance would save $12,378 per year under her Medicare for All proposal. Thus, Warren's first batch of ideas includes a bunch of fixes to bring those prices down.
"Those are the functions of government - to help keep the system working in a way that opens up more opportunity for small businesses, opens up opportunity for individuals, opens up opportunities so we can have that competition and create all kinds of new things".
Her proposal also establishes savings by projecting that Medicare for All could substantially slow medical cost growth.
The plan relies on aggressive ways of lowering healthcare costs, including major cuts in prescription drug prices and significant reductions in administrative costs by eliminating private insurers.
-Employer Medicare Contribution: In general, businesses would pay the government an amount that's based on what they're now spending to provide coverage for their employees.
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Of course, the federal government already spends an enormous amount on Medicare, its share of Medicaid, and other programs.
This still leaves a gap of $11 trillion, or roughly 5% of GDP.
This is where Warren really starts swinging for the fences.
Similarly, Sanders has also faced skepticism for his version of the big government healthcare plan. Assuming a 15 percent avoidance rate, she estimated this will raise an additional $1 trillion from 2020-2029. In other words, even in a plan she claims doesn't raise taxes on middle-income earners, Warren raises taxes on middle-income earners. Warren proposes shutting it down and repurposing most of it toward insurance. "And for virtually everybody, the tax increase they pay will be substantially less - substantially less than what they were paying for premiums and out-of-pocket expenses".
Medicare for All is a single-payer health care proposal introduced by Sen.
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Finally, all the money that people would've spent on premiums and deductibles and copays now gets freed up to go elsewhere. Warren estimates that will get her a final $1.4 trillion.
And that's the ball game. This means that firms would be required to remit the difference between the tax rate paid to foreign countries on foreign earnings and 35 percent to the United States. That has enormous implications for MA, where health spending accounts for nearly 10 percent of the economy.