VIDEO: Warren Admits “Medicare for All” Would Eliminate Roughly 2 Million Jobs

Elizabeth Warren has taken ongoing attacks both from Republicans and peer 2020 candidates as to the fiscal costs of her “Medicare for all” plan.

Warren now promised to finally reveal how she would fund her ambitious plan with a plan to be released in coming weeks.

However, during an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, another issue with Warren’s plan came up – namely, the cost of American jobs.

Warren did not dispute “medicare for all” would result in the loss of roughly 2 million jobs.

“I agree,” Warren acknowledged “I think this is part of the cost issue and should be part of a cost plan.”


National Review reports Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) agreed on Wednesday with an assessment that a “medicare for all” plan would eliminate roughly two million jobs.

Warren was speaking during an interview at New Hampshire Public Radio.

“An economist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told Kaiser Health News earlier this year that that could result in about 2 million jobs lost,” mostly within the healthcare industry, said NHPR reporter Casey McDermott.

“So I agree,” Warren replied. “I think this is part of the cost issue and should be part of a cost plan.”

The economist cited by McDermott, Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, had stated politicians who want to set up a “medicare for all” system would need a plan for how to treat those who would lose their jobs.

Warren previously said she hasn’t nailed down the specifics of her medicare proposal. The Senator has vacillated between endorsing Bernie Sanders’s plan and calling it a “framework,” whose details she plans to fill out.

In the Wednesday interview, McDermott asked Warren when prospective voters would be able to see her full medicare proposal.

“Soon,” Warren answered. She also declined to specify whether the plan would raise taxes on middle class workers.

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