Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

Reuters | October 22, 2019

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middle-class households. One explanation, according to sources close to Warren’s campaign, is that the U.S. senator from Massachusetts is still considering financing options and at least one under review does not include a middle-class tax hike. “I’ve been working for a long time on this question about what the costs will be and how to pay for it and I’m getting close. It’s just got a little more work that it needs on it before it’s ready,” Warren told reporters in Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday, adding that she will be “ready to put out a plan soon on exactly what the costs will be.” How best to expand health insurance coverage has become one of the defining issues in the Democratic nominating contest to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November 2020.

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In this version of the Old Woman and the Shoe, the Old Woman learns about a little known federal agency in Washington–the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Due to CFPB’s structure, it has unchecked authority and the ability to make significant changes to lending and consumer finance markets without approval from Congress.

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In this version of the Old Woman and the Shoe, the Old Woman learns about a little known federal agency in Washington–the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Due to CFPB’s structure, it has unchecked authority and the ability to make significant changes to lending and consumer finance markets without approval from Congress.

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