“Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan “would cost more than the entire federal budget that we spend now.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden in comments during the New Hampshire presidential primary debate, Feb.7

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This story can be republished for free (details). During the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden once again questioned the price tag of “Medicare for All,” the single-payer health care proposal championed by one of his key rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Biden argued that the plan was fiscally irresponsible and would require raising middle-class taxes. Specifically, he claimed, the plan “would cost more than the entire federal budget

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