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Coins and pills on a scale If deficit spending can’t safely finance Medicare-for-all, then the alternative would have to include large federal tax increases. (Image: Shutterstock)

Enthusiasm for expanding the government health-insurance program for the elderly to cover all U.S. citizens is growing among Democratic political hopefuls. According to Dylan Scott at Vox.com, “Nearly every single rumored 2020 candidate in the Senate has backed Senator Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all bill.” The idea polls well and the vast majority of seniors are satisfied with their current care under Medicare.

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