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Bennet slams Warren's Medicare for All plan: 'This isn't going to happen'

Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetLobbying world Senate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Cotton mocks NY Times over claim of nonpartisanship, promises to submit op-eds as test MORE (D-Colo.) slammed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren has expressed interest in being Biden's Treasury secretary: report The Democrats' 50 state strategy never reached rural America What a Biden administration should look like MORE's (D-Mass.) "Medicare for All" proposal on Friday, saying the plan is not believable.  

“Voters are sick and tired of politicians promising them things that they know they can’t deliver," Bennet said in a statement. "Warren's new numbers are simply not believable and have been contradicted by experts. Regardless of whether it's $21 trillion or $31 trillion, this isn't going to happen, and the American people need health care."

Warren released her highly anticipated Medicare for All proposal on Thursday after pressure from her Democratic presidential rivals. 

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Warren's plan does not include a tax hike on the middle class, unlike her progressive rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTlaib, Ocasio-Cortez offer bill to create national public banking system Cutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America's military The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy MORE (I-Vt.), who has said tax hikes are needed to help pay for the program.

Warren said that the plan will be paid for by redirecting some funds from states to help fund Medicare. The senator also revealed that the plan would cost an extra $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over 10 years, a lower estimate than the $34 trillion in new spending the Urban Institute had said would be needed.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE's campaign also took aim at Warren's plan in a statement, saying it hid the truth from voters on raising middle-class tax cuts. 

"The mathematical gymnastics in this plan are all geared towards hiding a simple truth from voters: it's impossible to pay for Medicare for All without middle-class tax increases," Biden's communications director, Kate Bedingfield, said in a statement.