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“…the cheapest possible way to make sure that everyone gets the health care that they need is Medicare for All…”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) continued her presidential campaign in Iowa with a town hall at Simpson College in Indianola on Sunday afternoon.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – town hall – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019

After her extensive remarks, she took questions. After the question and answer session she spoke on Medicare for All:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D): …I didn’t get a question today, uh, about Medicare for All. I want to say a word about it before we go any further.

And, there is this, every single person who is running for President of the United States on the Democratic side right now knows that families are getting crushed by the cost of health care.

They also know that the cheapest possible way to make sure that everyone gets the health care that they need is Medicare for All. And that’s why I support Medicare for All, that’s why I’m there.

What I see, though, is that we need to talk about the cost and I plan over the next, uh, few weeks to put out a plan that talks about, specifically, the cost of Medicare for All and, specifically, how we pay for it.

You know, right now, the cost estimates on Medicare for All vary by trillions and trillions of dollars. And the different revenue streams for how to fund it, there are a lot of them.

So, this is something I’ve been working on for months and months. And, uh, it’s got jut a little more work until it’s finished. But I want to bring this out.

But, here’s the promise I make to you, and make every chance I get, and that is, I will not sign a bill into law that does not reduce the cost of health care for middle class families, because it is the cost of health care that is hurting and the cost of health care is what they care about. And because they care about it, I care about it.

So…[applause][cheers]

Previously:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – Town Hall – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019 (October 20, 2019)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – Town Hall Q and A – LGBTQ – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019 (October 21, 2019)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – Town Hall Q and A – Climate – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019 (October 21, 2019)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – Town Hall Q and A – Higher Education – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019 (October 22, 2019)