Warren faces tough choices on funding 'Medicare for All'

NPP Pressroom

The Hill
Jessie Hellmann

Some experts say Medicare for All could be funded by looking at other areas of the federal budget.

“We are vastly overspending on the Pentagon,” said Lindsay Koshgarianwho directs the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and wrote about the issue for a recent op-ed in The New York Times. She found $300 billion in annual savings that could be invested in Medicare for all.

“I think we need to realize that when people ask ‘how are we going to afford things like affordable college or Medicare for All or a Green New Deal?’ that's a political question. Because we don't ask that of the Pentagon. We don't ask it the same way of the Trump tax cuts that went through.”