CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Jan 17( Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details late on Sunday about his “Medicare-for-all” universal healthcare plan and how he would pay for it.
The plan was released just hours before Sanders is set to square up for a presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic nomination, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Clinton’s campaign took aim at Sanders last week over his healthcare scheme, telling the U.S. senator from Vermont had not told how he plans to pay for it.
According to Sanders’ plan, someones would pay a 2.2 percentage “premium” and employers would pay a 6.2 percentage payroll tax financing the healthcare scheme. People constructing $250,000 to $500,000 a year would pay a tax rate of 37 percentage and those constructing more than $10 million would pay a 52 percentage tax rate.( Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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