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Estimates from outside the Warren camp have put the cost of her proposed Medicare-for-All plan at as high as $34 trillion over 10 years, but Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., herself has finally released details on how the plan would be paid for, and she puts the cost at $20.5 trillion.

CNN reports that the Warren estimate comes through the assistance of “prominent economists and health policy experts” who “reached that figure in large part by requiring state and local government to continue paying the $6 trillion they now spend on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and public employee premiums.” The projection also assumes lower administrative costs, lower drug prices, and a resulting lower economy-wide total for healthcare spending.

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