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Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2018

Florida’s governor race: Andrew Gillum on universal health care, tax hikes to pay for it

CNN’s Dana Bash pressed Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Sunday over his support for a $33 trillion government-run health care system, a “medicare for all” plan, and how Gillum wants to fund that program.

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“A study earlier this summer from George Mason University estimates that Medicare for all, that plan, would cost the government $33 trillion — with a T — dollars over the next decade, which obviously would require a significant tax increase,” Bash said.

“Are you ready to tell the people of Florida that they need to pay a lot more in taxes to fund your health care plan?”

Gillum deflected at one point, claiming the $33 trillion health care program could save the government money, prompting Bash to push him over how he plans to pay for the expensive program.

Gillum responded by claiming that Florida couldn’t do it alone; taxes would not be raised, and that 700,000 people would be helped, before he claimed that it was a personal issue for him as he claimed that he had a rough childhood.

Gillum blamed President Trump and Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis for health care being expensive before he finally admitted that he will raise taxes on Florida businesses to pay for his plan.

Check out the clip below.

Gillum won a surprising victory last week and will now face DeSantis for the chance to replace Rick Scott.

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