US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic nomination, claims she would expand public health insurance during her first 100 days in office, but wouldn't push for passage of a "Medicare for All" program until the third year of her presidency, reported TIME.
Warren released a healthcare transition plan that first pledges to build on existing programs, including the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.
She added that she will then work with the US Congress to pass portions of a universal coverage proposal more gradually, with the whole thing being ready "no later than" her third year in office.
Warren said the plan includes "dramatic actions to lower drug prices, a Medicare for All option available to everyone that is more generous than any plan proposed by any other presidential candidate, critical health system reforms to save money and save lives, and a full transition to Medicare for All."
The Senator recently unveiled a plan to pay for Medicare for All, which proposed raising most of the additional $20.5 trillion her campaign believes would be needed from taxes on businesses, wealthy people and investors, and not the middle class.
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