Democratic front-runner Sen. Kamala Harris -once again- refused to acknowledge the high-cost and serious questions surrounding her ‘Medicare for All’ system this week; saying “it’s not about cost” but about providing “affordable healthcare” as a right for all Americans.
“How do we get to a point where we change the conversation? How do we have that cultural change so that people understand that this can be done? They want to know how you’re going to pay for it,’” asked one panel member.
“I would say to them that we have to reframe the perspective… Access to affordable healthcare should not be a privilege, it should be a right. When people start saying ‘cost, cost, cost.’ My response is, ‘No. It’s not about cost,’” fired-back Harris.
KAMALACARE? Harris Says It's 'Not About a Cost’ When Asked How She’d Pay for Universal Healthcare
Potential 2020 Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris deflected fierce criticism of her expensive government expansion programs over the weekend; saying the “cost” isn’t as important as the “investment.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) repeatedly failed to give CNN’s John King a clear answer on how she would pay for her proposals, saying, “it’s not about a cost.” pic.twitter.com/w8UHy10heg
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“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings. Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air,” said Harris.
“Can we afford it?” asked CNN’s John King.
“Of course we can afford it… It’s not about a cost, it’s about an investment. The question should be: ‘Is it worth the cost?’” Harris responded.
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
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“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.