Sanders has touted his Medicare-for-all bill as the best possible way to address America’s rising healthcare costs.
Sanders said the plan would provide Medicare with the same level of care that people in the United States get from private insurance plans, including preventive care and prescription drugs.
But that would also mean more money going to hospitals, which would mean more doctors and more patients being treated, according to a new report from The American Enterprise Institute.
That could increase costs for Americans who rely on hospitals for treatment.
The report, which looked at Medicare’s costs from 2009 to 2022, found the government would save $6,068 for every $1 in private insurance premiums.
The authors also found that under Sanders’ plan, Medicare would pay out an average of $1,071 in per-capita medical spending, and it would be $4,632 per person.
Medicare, however, would pay about $1.25 for every dollar of private insurance premium, so the average family’s Medicare payments would be roughly $1 a day, The American Action Forum analysis found.
The bill would also give states the ability to raise taxes on people who don’t have insurance through a so-called “fiscally responsible” approach.
That means they would be allowed to raise their own taxes.
The American Healthcare Association, the nation’s largest lobby group for healthcare providers, argued that Sanders’ approach would be a “disaster” for Americans and would increase costs.
“We have seen that Medicare for All will cost more and more.
This is going to cost more for all Americans.
This has nothing to do with Sanders,” said AHCA President and CEO Michael Cannon.
The AHCA has called on the administration to reverse President Trump’s move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and instead to enact a Medicare-like plan.
The Sanders administration and other critics of Sanders’ Medicare-as-a-right-to-go plan argue that it’s not a solution.
That’s because the program already covers a large portion of Americans, and there is a large population of people who qualify for the federal program.
“I think the American people will be very, very unhappy if this were to pass,” said Dr. Joseph Rovner, a professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
“It would be bad for the country because of all of the economic and health problems that it would create.”
The AHAC and other opponents of the plan say that people who already have private insurance can still use it to get care from the public insurance program.
In 2018, more than one in five Americans were uninsured.
But, while Sanders’ proposed plan would cover people who currently have private coverage, it would also leave many Americans without the same type of insurance coverage.
In 2021, the AHCA says it would cut Medicaid spending by $3.9 billion.
This includes cutting the program’s $2 billion for mental health services and its $1 billion for drug and device subsidies.
It would also cut other programs, including the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit, which pays for about $7 billion a year in drug costs.
That program is expected to pay for $4.7 billion of the $9.4 billion the AHAC estimates the Sanders plan would reduce.