Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a presidential candidate, has said she will soon reveal how she plans to pay for a Medicare for all health system as part of her platform, Politico reported.
Warren was recently slammed by other candidates about her lack of a plan to pay for universal healthcare during the Oct. 15 Democratic debate.
Medicare for all as a concept has support from around half the country and numerous Democratic presidential candidates have adopted some version of universal healthcare as part of their platform.
“This is something I’ve been working on for months and months, and it’s got just a little more work until it’s finished,” Warren said of her plan on Oct. 20.
Warren, alongside presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), previously sponsored a Medicare-for-all bill. Sanders suffered a heart attack and was treated with stent placement earlier this month. The health scare forced him to pause campaign events for a number of days, but he appeared in the most recent Democratic debate. Sanders has largely been seen as a leader among the Democratic candidates when it comes to healthcare reform, some polls have shown.
Sanders has admitted that taxes are likely to increase to fund Medicare for all, though most Americans will see lower healthcare bills under the plan.
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