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A four-year transition program would require employers to fork over what they now pay to insurers to the federal government instead, an estimated $8.8 trillion over 10 years. (Photo: Bloomberg)

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-MA, herself has finally released details on how the plan would be paid for and puts the cost at $20.5 trillion.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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