Economists Weigh In On True Cost Of ‘Medicare For All.’ Bottom Line: It Would Be Expensive.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 hopeful at the front of a crowded pack, is set to unveil an updated version of his “Medicare for All” legislation, a plan that has gained momentum with progressive Democrats. It’s difficult to put an actual price tag on one of the largest proposed domestic policy changes in a generation, but economists try provide an estimate. In the end, patients would probably pay less, and the government would pay a whole lot more.