Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All? Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.
Written by Luis Miguel
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said her plan to end private health insurance for all Americans by forcing everyone in the country onto public health plans will be paid for by the extra tax revenue that will supposedly be available after she extends amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens currently within our country’s borders.
Warren’s $52 trillion “Medicare for All” will, according to her website, be offset through a combination of amnesty and increasing legal migration levels in order to hike up the population, and thus the federal tax base.
“I support immigration reform that’s consistent with our values, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and expanded legal immigration consistent with my principles,” Warren’s plan reads.
Warren’s program, entitled “Ending the Stranglehold of Health Care Costs on American Families,” continues:
That’s not only the right thing to do — it also increases federal revenue we can dedicate to Medicare for All as new people come into the system and pay taxes. Based on CBO’s analysis of the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill, experts project that immigration reform would generate an additional $400 billion in direct federal revenue.
Immigration levels in America are already at historic highs. Currently, 1.2 million legal immigrants enter the United States every year. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s foreign-born population will rise from 44.5 million today to 69 million in 2060 due to legal immigration.
“The nation’s foreign-born population is projected to rise from 44 million people today to 69 million in 2060, growing from about 14 percent to 17 percent of the population,” Census officials reveal. “The previous historic high was in 1890 when almost 15 percent of the population was foreign-born.”
This means that by 2016, about one-in-six U.S. residents will be foreign-born. The total population will rise to an unprecedented 404 million total residents.
Will the new population of foreign-born residents and their children provide enough tax revenue to make up for the vast amount of government spending that Medicare for All will entail?
The income differences between American citizen households and illegal alien households may give us a clue.
Moreover, as the Center for Immigration Studies has found, 63 percent of non-citizen households access welfare programs, compared to just 35 percent of native-born households.
Warren has pledged a “fair and welcoming immigration system” should she become president, vowing to decriminalize illegal border crossings, end programs that require law enforcement to cooperate with immigration officials, and “reshape CBP and ICE” in order to have them focus on cargo screening and smuggling rather than detainment of illegal aliens.
“Let there be no ambiguity on this: if you are violating the basic rights of immigrants, now or in the future, a Warren administration will hold you accountable,” the Massachusetts lawmaker’s website reads.
Other Democratic candidates, including Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have also promised to repeal Section 1325 of Title 8 of the U.S. code, which makes unauthorized crossing of the U.S. border a misdemeanor crime.
Warren recently acknowledged that Medicare for All could cost two million jobs, but argued that the loss of many of those jobs would not be such a bad thing because they exist only because of a “for-profit insurance system” that takes in more in premiums than it pays out in benefits.
And what of Warren’s other suggested ways of paying for Medicare for All? The progressive favorite recommends “targeted taxes on the financial sector, large corporations, and the top 1%” (including “a small tax on financial transactions – one-tenth of one percent on the sale of bonds, stocks, or derivatives”).
Warren also proposes “reining in defense spending” as a way of paying for government healthcare, calling the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, which finances counter-terror operations around the world, a Pentagon “slush fund” that must be shut down.
Although former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic contest in national polls, Warren has surged ahead in polls gauging voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Should Warren win the nomination, Medicare for All and amnesty would be just an election away from becoming a political reality.
Luis Miguel is a writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Courtesy of The New American