Tuesday’s discussion on healthcare went down a similar path as during past debates, but with a heightened focus on Warren.
The Massachusetts senator said she would not sign any bill that required a tax increase on middle-class families and promised the proposal, which is also backed by her fellow progressive, Sanders, would lower costs for everyday Americans.
But Warren took fire from her Democratic opponents for refusing to answer “yes or no” on whether her Medicare-for-all plan would raise taxes for the middle classes. Medicare-for-all is a government-run healthcare plan that would eliminate private insurance.
Warren has previously refused to answer direcltly when asked how she’d pay for her proposal, and during Tuesday night’s presidential debate, she once again dodged the question, insisting only that “costs will go down” for the middle classes.
“I have made clear what my principles are here, and that is that costs will go up for the wealthy and for big corporations and, for hard-working middle-class families, costs will go down,” she said.
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