Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has called his "Medicare for All" plan "far more progressive" than the plan Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released last week.
“The function of health care is to provide health care to all people, not to make $100 billion in profits for the insurance companies and the drug companies. So, Elizabeth Warren and I agree on that. We do disagree on how you fund it. I think the approach that (I) have, in fact, will be much more progressive in terms of protecting the financial well being of middle income families,” Sanders told ABC News.
Navigating the Medicare Maze
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older and those younger than 65 with a disability. The definition of disabilities used to determine Medicare eligibility is the same as that used for Social Security benefits.