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Capitol Report: Here’s how Bernie Sanders says he would fund ‘Medicare for All’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a July 2018 news conference on the separation of immigrant children from their families.

Sen. Bernie Sanders knows it’s an uphill challenge to convince Americans they can afford a government-run health-insurance program.

In introducing a new version of his health-care legislation, the Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate says, first, that Americans already are paying for trillions of dollars in health costs — to a combination of private insurers and the federal government.

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An entirely government-run health-insurance program, as Sanders imagines, would by definition shift those costs onto the federal government.

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