I don’t know who you are referring to, but its not a theory. this is literally how the government functions.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, and I don’t think you do, either.
We’re talking about a health insurance payment scheme. Doesn’t matter if the government or green men from Mars run it, at the end of the day, cash inflows need to equal cash outflows, or you have a problem on your hands. Simple balance sheet stuff.
Bernie has stated that the additional taxes required for his program are 1.3B a year. Dean Baker has estimated the additional taxes required at 1.8B a year. The estimates from other organizations, both partisan and not, run from there to a high of 3.2B a year in additional taxes, which is the estimate quoted by the WaPo article from the Urban Institute.
I am not sure where the “it’s all for free” myth comes from, since the very sponsors of the Sanders plan know it’s not free. At any rate, it’s a pricey proposal that will involved substantive increases in taxation over and above what people are currently paying, in order to cover the 10% who are still uninsured and address the shortfalls in other areas.
Bottom line is that you’re looking at substantial middle class tax increases. Good luck with it.