The revealing Medicare-for-all fact-check debate roiling the internet, explained - 2018-08-23

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F0.png The revealing Medicare-for-all fact-check debate roiling the internet, explained August 23, 2018, Dylan Scott, Vox

An earnest debate about single-payer health care in America has been consuming a certain corner of the internet after the release of and then the backlash to a libertarian think tank's score of Sen. Bernie Sanders's Medicare-for-all bill.

It all started when the libertarian (and, as some will point out, Koch-funded) Mercatus Center at George Mason University put out a report showing Medicare-for-all would cost the federal government $32 trillion over 10 years — but the United States as a whole could save up to $2 trillion, over the same time, under the Sanders bill as currently written.

Those twin findings — and the disagreement over how to frame them — have kept the single-payer debate raging for nearly a month. The Washington Post Fact Checker weighed in (as have lefty wonks critiquing the fact-checkers). New York Times opinion columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman tweetstormed about it. It's been a tempest in the teapot of the Washington policy debate during the August doldrums.

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