In typical fashion, Lisa Benson reminds us once again of her inability to differentiate between fantasy (fairies and pixie dust) and hard-nosed economic reality. She believes Donald Trump’s vague promises of health care unicorns as he tries to take away the health care for middle class working people and replacing it with … magic beans.
As for Elizabeth Warren’s cost figures, the numbers add up. Even Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate in economics who has not endorsed Warren or her plan (he prefers an alternative that keeps insurance companies in the mix more like what is proposed, with less specificity, by Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar), concedes that Warren’s plan “passes the test” and that:
a) the math is solid and the numbers add up, and
b) if the plan were to be enacted, if it could pass congress, it would do what Warren says it would do.