Warren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (D-Mass.), a leading Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday she will soon be releasing a plan outlining how she will finance her “Medicare for All” health care proposal. 

“I plan over the next few weeks to put out a plan that talks about, specifically, the cost of Medicare for all and, specifically, how we pay for it,” Warren said at a campaign rally in Indianola, Iowa, according to The New York Times

“This is something I’ve been working on for months and months, and it’s got just a little more work until it’s finished,” she added.


A Warren campaign spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 

Warren has been accused by some of her fellow 2020 primary candidates of evading questions about how she’ll finance her health care plan. 

At last week’s debate in Ohio, Warren doubled down on her comments that the plan would cut overall costs for Americans. 

“I will not sign a bill into law that does not lower costs for middle-class families,” she said at the debate. 

But Warren did not say if taxes will go up for middle-class Americans or clarify how she will finance the plan.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Sanders calls deadly Afghan drone strike 'unacceptable' MORE (I-Vt.), the author of Medicare for All legislation and another 2020 candidate, has said taxes would go up under his plan. 

Several other Senate Democrats seeking the party nomination in 2020 backed Sanders’s Senate bill, but unlike Warren, Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Harris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory BookerDOJ announces agencywide limits on chokeholds and no-knock entries Fighting poverty, the Biden way Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program MORE (D-N.J.) have toned down their rhetoric on supporting Medicare for All since campaigning for the White House.