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In reality, if we were to get Medicare for all it would be funded the way it is in other countries - from generally higher taxes on everyone, including a national VAT.

Oh man, you're going to go to Hell for that one. ;^)

Yeah, I know.

There isn't going to be a "wealth tax".

There is no such thing as free health care. I've lived half my life (the first half) in the UK. Folks there, ordinary folks, pay plenty for health care. Income taxes are comparable to here. Other taxes are much higher, with a 20% VAT. Everyone pays VAT. The rich pay more 'cos they buy more stuff.

Personally, I prefer the UK type healthcare and taxation systems...but I came to the US to make my fortune...after having my life saved twice by the NHS and getting a free college education...
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