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Buttigieg: Warren ‘Extremely Evasive' About How to Pay for Medicare for All


Added 09-19-19 07:20:02pm EST - “South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg said fellow presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been "extremely evasive" when discussing if her plan to institute universal healthcare will mean tax increases on the middle…” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Buttigieg: Warren 'Extremely Evasive' About How to Pay for Medicare for All”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) accused fellow presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) of being "extremely evasive" Thursday when discussing whether her support for Medicare for All will require tax increases on the middle class.

Buttigieg said Thursday on CNN's The Lead that Warren, whom Buttigieg added is "known for being straightforward," has not given simple answers when questioned on health care.

"If you are proud of your plan, and it's the right plan, you should defend it in straightforward terms," Buttigieg said. "I think it's puzzling that when everybody knows the answer to that question of whether her plan and Senator Sanders's plan will raise middle class taxes is yes. Why wouldn't you say so and then explain why you think it's the better way forward?"

Buttigieg claims his own plan, which he calls Medicare for all who want it, will not mean tax increases on the middle class.

In defending Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) admitted in July that "of course" a single-payer health care system will require tax hikes for the middle class.

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