California Senator Kamala Harris wants the entire country on Medicare, which currently covers only those 65 and over.
She’s additionally (and specifically) against folks keeping their current private plans regardless of how much they might prefer them.
Out of our total population of 325 million people, about 48 million comprise those 65 and over. This means Sen Harris is literally advocating for over 275 million to be added to Medicare.
Given that we could tax every wealthy person’s income at 100 percent for a hundred years and still not come close to paying for it, is this a good idea?