The Mercatus Center is a “Libertarian” think tank funded by the Koch Brothers (among others) and they released a study the other day that showed that the Medicare for All Proposal by Bernie Sanders would provide $2T in health care savings over 10 years.
Got that? Here’s the visual from Mother Jones:
So while this won’t be the last word on this, it is promising that this conservative group comes up with data that demonstrates the long term cost benefits of a Medicare for All system. And keep in mind that the GDP of the medical system here is close to 18% while in the UK it is 10%.
It’s a positive development and a development that these very same wingnuts will be furiously paying for studies to try to counter act. And if you read the report, they have spin that doesn’t match their data. So they will be screaming about higher taxes while handwaving through the fundamental change to the insurance industry that would happen under this plan. In other words, we wait for the usual wingnuts to work their latest strategy to own the libs by reminding everyone they’ve failed math class.