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Elizabeth Warren has an excellent plan for how she can provide debate audiences with politically palatable answers to questions about how she would finance Medicare for All.

She also has some clever but flawed ideas about how to actually finance Medicare for All.

Fortunately, at this point in the arc of history, the former is probably more important.

On Friday, the progressive presidential candidate released her long-awaited list of single-payer “pay-fors.” And, through a combination of optimistic assumptions, wealth expropriations, and reallocations of existing health-care spending, Warren’s economists have produced a damn-near plausible version of a purportedly impossible policy: a universal health-care system that is free at the point of service — and does not raise the American middle class’s taxes by a dime.