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Does Warren's Plan To Pay For 'Medicare For All' Help Or Hurt Her Presidential Run?21:40
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall at Grinnell College Monday in Grinnell, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall at Grinnell College Monday in Grinnell, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

We've been hearing a lot about Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All plan, and on Friday, she finally unveiled how she would pay for it: higher taxes on billionaires and big corporations, which she says will generate trillions of dollars in revenue.

It's an ambitious endeavor — so ambitious that "Saturday Night Live" couldn't resist making a joke out of it.

So now that we've seen the numbers, does it help or hurt her case?

Guests

Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT, and a key architect of Romneycare and the national Affordable Care Act. He tweets @jonathangruber1.

Jon Kingsdale, professor at Boston University School of Public Health, founding executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority.

This segment aired on November 5, 2019.

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