CNN’s Jake Tapper Fact-Checks Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Health Care Claims

CNN’s Jake Tapper called out Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday for their claim that a Koch Brothers-funded study found Medicare for all would save the government trillions of dollars


TAPPER: "Hi everybody, it's Jake Tapper from CNN's State of the Union and And this week we're going to take a look at a claim made by two self-identified Democratic socialists, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They say that a study funded by the billionaire Koch brothers who are, generally I think it's fair to say, libertarians and conservatives, that the 'Medicare for All' proposal would actually save the government money."
SANDERS: "Let me thank the Koch brothers off all people for sponsoring a study that shows that 'Medicare for All' would save the American people $2 trillion over a ten year period."
OCASIO CORTEZ: "It shows that 'Medicare for All' is actually much more efficient -- is actually much cheaper than the current system that we pay right now."
TAPPER: "Is that true? That a study funded by the Koch brothers indicate that 'Medicare for All' would actually save the U.S. government trillions of dollars? No, that's not true, at least not according to the author of the study."

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