Tonight’s debate comes as a newly resurfaced video shows Bloomberg calling for cuts to Medicare and Social Security in an interview with CBS while he was New York City mayor.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “There is a ways to slowly decrease the benefits or raise the eligibility age for Medicare and for Social Security. There’s a ways to have more copay on Medicaid, which will do two things. One, the users of the service will pay a little more. But, two, they’ll be — they’ll think twice before they use services, so the services they use will be those that are really needed and not stuff that would be nice to have.”
The resurfaced video comes as a new study published in The Lancet finds that Medicare for All will save Americans more than $450 billion and prevent 68,000 deaths every year. We’ll have more on the Lancet study and Saturday’s Nevada caucus after headlines.