After weeks of criticism, Warren says she will release a plan to pay for Medicare-for-all

That promise comes after weeks of attacks from other Democratic candidates in the presidential race, who say Warren is not being honest with voters about how she would fund the massive health-care plan.

The lag in unveiling a payment plan speaks to the difficult position Warren is in: She can either offer some kind of large tax above her wealth tax on the very rich or be pegged as evasive about a major element of her platform. Both carry political risks…

The Medicare-for-all legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2017 does not lay out how the proposal would be funded. A separate “white paper” proposed some ideas, like a 4 percent “premium” paid by families making more than $29,000 per year.

Sanders has not shied away from telling voters they will have to pay higher taxes under a Medicare-for-all plan. But, he’s said, that cost would be more than offset by other savings.

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