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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders spins savings in Medicare plan

 

August 9, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his "Medicare for all" plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care.

In a recent tweet, the Vermont independent insists the plan will cut $2 trillion from the nation's health care bill.

But that's based on a scenario in which hospitals and doctors accept significantly lower payments for many patients. It's a big asterisk, and one that Sanders fails to disclose.

A look at the claim:

SANDERS: "Medicare for All will lead to a $2 TRILLION REDUCTION in national health expenditures over...



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