Sen. Kamala Harris doubled-down on her highly-criticized ‘Medicare for All’ program Wednesday after facing a fierce backlash over her proposal to “eliminate” private insurance companies across the United States.
A spokesperson for the campaign pushed back after multiple media outlets reported the firebrand legislator was “backtracking” from comments made at a town hall event this week.
“Medicare-for-all is the plan that she believes will solve the problem and get all Americans covered. Period,” said her press secretary. “She has co-sponsored other pieces of legislation that she sees as a path to getting us there, but this is the plan she is running on.”
Harris made national headlines following a CNN sponsored speaking event; saying “Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on,” in reference to private insurance providers.
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DEMS IMPLODING: Bloomberg Compares Warren’s Policies to VENEZUELA, Says Harris Would 'Bankrupt Us'
Former New York City Mayor and likely 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg unloaded on members of his own party this week; equating Sen. Warren’s tax plan with Venezuela and saying the US can’t “afford” Sen. Harris’ healthcare proposal.
“If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was perhaps the wealthiest country in the world, and today, people are starving to death — it’s called Venezuela,” said Bloomberg -referencing Warren’s proposed tax hikes.
Bloomberg on Warren's proposed wealth tax: "If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was perhaps the wealthiest country in the world, and today, people are starving to death — it’s called Venezuela." pic.twitter.com/GlG8tNcvWv
— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) January 29, 2019
“I think you could never afford that. I think you can have Medicare for all for people that are uncovered… to replace the entire private system where companies provide health care for their employees would bankrupt us for a very long time,” he added.
KAMALACARE? Sen. Harris Calls for ‘Elimination’ of Private Health Insurance Across US
California Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris stunned audience members at a CNN town hall event Monday evening; bizarrely suggesting the US medical system would be better off without private health insurance companies.
Harris was speaking alongside CNN’s Jake Tapper when she was asked if she would support a ‘Medicare for All’ system throughout the United States.
In which Jake asks Kamala Harris whether people would be able to keep their private insurance, if they prefer, under Medicare For All system — and she rejects that. "Let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on." pic.twitter.com/A1AY2TOT4g
— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) January 29, 2019
“Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,” Harris told Tapper.
“Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on,” she added.