A new report from the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center revealed that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years, but also managed to reveal that it’s cheaper than the current plan. To which Bernie said: Thanks!
Apparently caught up in the spirit of self-owning, Trump’s beloved TV show Fox and Friends asked the public if they believed the “benefits outweigh the costs”. They conveniently left out the facts about the plan saving the country money, but even so, the reaction was not what they were hoping for: 73 percent of people said yes.
The report estimated that the national health expenditure – which is the grand total spent on healthcare by the federal government, states, business and individuals – would actually be lower with Sanders' plan. In fact, the Koch-funded study revealed it would save $2 trillion in ten years. In summary:
Fox and Friends left out critical information in an attempt at spreading propaganda, but the country still voted that it was worth it. Not only the country, but the people who watch or follow Fox and Friends. The poll meant to condemn Sanders' plan backfired and the internet loved it:
Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan was introduced in 2017 and is a single-payer proposal that would provide health coverage to all Americans using a universal Medicare program and one government-run health plan. If the plan were to pass, every American would have healthcare coverage without paying any money out of pocket except for prescription drugs.