He still make it clear he will not try to get Bernie supporters vote, They’re just as much apart of the party as the moderates are, and there are NUMEROUS issues relating to Biden, and why he’s a weak candidate, and Trump WILL use that weakness to his advantage, and he WILL use anything to gain an upper hand against Biden… no ifs ands or buts, he WILL go against Biden to his left, he’s like that, mix in both political fields because he flatly does not believe in what he says most of the time.
As for M4A bill, its’ a highly popular position within the Democratic Party, time and time again, it has won in the polls repeatedly, and honestly, people saying we either can’t pay for it or it was pie-in-the-sky is just something I don’t buy, we pump our military budget constantly regardless of which party it is or cutting taxes for the rich and corporations is two of the things that we can afford but the moment we try to increase the budget in fields that needs them THAT’S when we hear the ‘how can we pay for it!?’ nonsense (Republican nonsense actually). Not that it matters in the end when you have no choice BUT to create an M4A plan if (actually WHEN) our healthcare system collapses completely due to this outbreak.
also, this is what Bernie’s plan detailing that ‘pie-in-the-sky planless bill’
“Medicare for All
According to a February 15, 2020 study by epidemiologists at Yale University, the Medicare for All bill that Bernie wrote would save over $450 billion in health care costs and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths – each and every year.
What our current system costs over the next decade:
Over the next ten years, national health expenditures are projected to total approximately $52 trillion if we keep our current dysfunctional system.
How much we will save:
According to the Yale study and others, Medicare for All will save approximately $5 trillion over that same time period.
$52 trillion - $5 trillion = $47 trillion total
How we pay for it:
Current federal, state and local government spending over the next ten years is projected to total about $30 trillion.
The revenue options Bernie has proposed total $17.5 Trillion
$30 trillion + $17.5 trillion = $47.5 Trillion total
Since 2016, Bernie has proposed a menu of financing options that would more than pay for the Medicare for All legislation he has introduced according to the Yale study.
These options include:
Creating a 4 percent income-based premium paid by employees, exempting the first $29,000 in income for a family of four.
In 2018, the typical working family paid an average of $6,015 in premiums to private health insurance companies. Under this option, a typical family of four earning $60,000, would pay a 4 percent income-based premium to fund Medicare for All on income above $29,000 – just $1,240 a year – saving that family $4,775 a year. Families of four making less than $29,000 a year would not pay this premium.
(Revenue raised: About $4 trillion over 10 years.)
Imposing a 7.5 percent income-based premium paid by employers, exempting the first $1 million in payroll to protect small businesses.
In 2018, employers paid an average of $14,561 in private health insurance premiums for a worker with a family of four. Under this option, employers would pay a 7.5 percent payroll tax to help finance Medicare for All – just $4,500 – a savings of more than $10,000 a year.
(Revenue raised: Over $5.2 trillion over 10 years.)
Eliminating health tax expenditures, which would no longer be needed under Medicare for All.
(Revenue raised: About $3 trillion over 10 years.)
Raising the top marginal income tax rate to 52% on income over $10 million.
(Revenue raised: About $700 billion over 10 years.)
Replacing the cap on the state and local tax deduction with an overall dollar cap of $50,000 for a married couple on all itemized deductions.
(Revenue raised: About $400 billion over 10 years.)
Taxing capital gains at the same rates as income from wages and cracking down on gaming through derivatives, like-kind exchanges, and the zero tax rate on capital gains passed on through bequests.
(Revenue raised: About $2.5 trillion over 10 years.)
Enacting the For the 99.8% Act, which returns the estate tax exemption to the 2009 level of $3.5 million, closes egregious loopholes, and increases rates progressively including by adding a top tax rate of 77% on estate values in excess of $1 billion.
(Revenue raised: $336 billion over 10 years.)
Enacting corporate tax reform including restoring the top federal corporate income tax rate to 35 percent.
(Revenue raised: $3 trillion ,of which $1 trillion would be used to help finance Medicare for All and $2 trillion would be used for the Green New Deal.)
Using $350 billion of the amount raised from the tax on extreme wealth to help finance Medicare for All.”