A recent article in The Nation by Joshua Holland on liberal opposition to Medicare for all begs a response.
One of the authors of a study that the Murdoch-owned rag used this week to try to scare voters into believing the progressive candidate's federal budget proposals would be prohibitively expensive says that in actuality the Sanders plan would cost the country far less than what it would normally spend.
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Obamacare did nothing to stop the cost of employer-based health insurance from growing at twice the rate of inflation during the Great Recession, and for that and other reasons, progressives want to get rid of it. AlterNet editor Joshua Holland has a cheaper and arguably more practical idea: Open the Medicare system to anyone who wants to buy into it.
The bill would cut the DoD's budget and use that money to make the first $35,000 each American earns tax-free.
Forget the fearmongering scare tactics of the right, here's how your life will actually be better.