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New Analysis Discovers That Health Spending Would Go Up Under ‘Medicare For All,’ $7 Trillion Over Ten Years

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A new analysis of the “Medicare for all” idea that’s being backed by socialist Democrats like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would actually cause health spending to skyrocket over $7 trillion in ten years time.

The analysis comes from the Urban Institute, destroys the argument many on the left are using to justify the adoption of such a system that says this idea would decrease spending by having a single public plan.

This report comes at a time when Warren has faced a lot of scrutiny for not articulating how this kind of plan would be funded.

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The analysis, coupled with an extensive healthcare reform study authored with the Commonwealth Fund, finds that while “Medicare for all” would leave no one uninsured, over a decade it would increase government spending by $34 trillion while overall healthcare spending would climb to $59 trillion.

That total is $7 trillion more than the U.S. is projected to spend over 10 years under current law, though under “Medicare for all” the federal government would be covering a much larger share of the costs.

The study finds “Medicare for all” may cost the federal government as little as $32 trillion if employers were to increase wages as a result of not having to pay for employee coverage, which would bring in more income tax revenue. But employers may not make that change, and if the final law were to pay doctors and hospitals more than Medicare rates then the proposal would be even more expensive.

“It is a big lift to get this kind of money, for sure,” Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said in a phone call with reporters.

Researchers have concluded that the cost of providing more healthcare to more individuals is going to be much higher than the savings the system would supposedly accrue by reducing the amount medical providers get reimbursed through the slashing of administrative costs.

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Ted Cruz Blocks Resolution Honoring RBG After Democrats Try Slipping Through ‘Dying Wish’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thinks he’s a slick old billy goat, but he’s no match for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who blocked Schumer’s resolution to honor the recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after he tried to slip in some language that would emphasize honoring her “dying wish” not to be replaced until after the inauguration. Hey, you know, we all make dying wishes. Most of us don’t get to see them come true. That’s just a part of life. Here’s more on this from the Daily Wire: “Republicans came to us with this resolution, but it ignored Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish — what she called her ‘most fervent wish’ — that she not be replaced until a new president is installed. So we simply have added it to the exact same text of the resolution that the Republicans gave us,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “All the kind words and lamentations about Justice Ginsburg from the Republican majority will be totally empty if those Republicans ignore her dying wish and instead move to replace Justice Ginsburg with someone who will tear down everything she built,” Schumer continued. He singled out abortion, gay marriage, union rights, and healthcare as the main issues he fears will crumble under a Trump-appointed justice. Cruz, in response, said, “Unfortunately, the Democratic leader has put forth an amendment to turn that bipartisan resolution into a partisan resolution.” “Specifically, the Democratic leader wants to add a statement that Justice Ginsburg’s position should not be filled until a new president is installed, purportedly based on a comment Justice Ginsburg made to family members shortly before she passed,” the Texas senator added. Ginsburg reportedly dictated to her granddaughter that her “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”…

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Top Debate Coach Reveals What Could Potentially Derail Biden During First Presidential Debate

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If you’re dying for some entertaining television, you’re going to finally get what you are craving next week when President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden go head-to-head during a televised debate, the first of the season. This, ladies and gentlemen, is going to be one for the ages that you won’t want to miss. Ahead of the debate, Brett O’Donnell, a top debate coach, has revealed a few things that might end up derailing Biden during this first debate. via Fox News: “[Biden] has not done any tough interviews in this campaign so far, whether or not he can handle the toughest of interviews, a presidential debate, being attacked by the president and also tough questions from Chris Wallace in that first debate remains to be seen,” O’Donnell told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace was selected to moderate the first presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The format for the first showdown calls for six 15-minute-long segments – with each segment dedicated to a particular topic. Trump was interviewed by Wallace in July and Kilmeade pointed out that the president “basically went through” the list of debate topics “with the guy that’s going to be hitting him with the questions.” “I think that’s a tremendous advantage,” the debate coach said. “First of all, Chris Wallace is a tough interviewer, he is tough on everyone.” “The president has been through that now and so he can anticipate how Chris Wallace might approach this debate,” O’Donnell continued. No matter how you cut it, the president is far more prepared and mentally lucid for this debate than Joe Biden could ever hope to be in his current state. There are so many…

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