#1 – The Bernie Sanders Healthcare Plan:

Paid Family & Medical Leavepaid for by a payroll tax that would cost ~$1.61 a week for typical U.S. workers

Guarantee Healthcare as a Right – Save the average family ~$1200 per year by

  • implementing a 6.2% income-based health care premium paid by employers
  • a 2.2% income-based premium paid by households
  • progressive income tax rates
  • taxing capital gains and dividends the same as income from work
  • limiting tax deductions for the rich
  • adjusting the estate tax
  • savings from health tax expenditures. [1]


[1]:  Bernie Sanders, “How Bernie Pays for His Proposals”:  https://berniesanders.com/issues/how-bernie-pays-for-his-proposals/

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