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Sanders Says All of His Proposals Are 'Fully Paid For'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said his Medicare for all plan as well as his tuition-free public college and student debt cancellation proposal are going to be fully paid for if he becomes president.

He added that middle-class Americans would pay more in taxes to pay for Medicare for all.

“Every proposal that I have brought forth is fully paid for,” he said at the Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday night.

Sanders predicted that health insurance premiums would decrease overall under his Medicare for all plan. He was asked if the middle class would have to pay more in taxes if his proposal was passed and signed into law.

“Yes, they will pay more in taxes but less in health care for what they get,” he said.

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