Medicare, United Kingdom, Germany discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

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The overall price tag is more than forty trillion dollars in the next decade. You recently said in an interview that increasing taxes on the very wealthy plus an increased corporate tax rate would make two trillion. Over the next ten years. So where's the other thirty? Eight trillion dollars gonna come from. So we need to realize when we look at something like Medicare for all Medicare for all would save the American people a very large amount of money and what we see as well as that these systems are not just a pie in the sky, they are many of them are accomplished by every modern civilized democracy. In the western world, the United the United Kingdom has a form of single payer, healthcare, Canada, France, Germany, what we need to realize that these investments are better and they are good for our future. These are generational investments so that not just they're not short term bandaids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and as and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. But the price tag for everything that you've laid out in your campaign is forty trillion dollars over the next ten years. I understand that Medicare for all would cost more to some wealthier people and to the government and taxpayers while also reducing individual healthcare expenditures. But I'm talking about the overall package. You say it's not pie-in-the-sky, but forty trillion dollars is quite a bit of money and the taxes that you talked about raising to pay for this to pay for your agenda only count for two and I, we're going by left leaning analysts. Well, when you look at again how our healthcare work's, currently, we pay much of these costs go into the private sector. So what we see is, for example, you know, a year ago I was working downtown in a restaurant. I, I went around and I asked how many of you folks have health insurance. Not a single person did because these there were paying they would have had to pay two hundred dollars a month. For four payment for insurance that had an eight thousand.

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