And she thinks she’s going to become president…
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been dodging questions on whether her “Medicare For All” plan would abolish private insurance. Now her spokesman has confirmed that it likely would.
On Tuesday, Washington Examiner published an article that explained Harris’ MFA plan (which was actually proposed by Bernie Sanders) would prohibit private insurance from covering any benefits that would be covered by the government plan. Included in the list are common benefits like hospital services, prescription drug coverage, and pediatrics.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 2, 2019
For Harris, this has been one of her biggest struggles as a candidate. A recent poll from CNN found that just 21% of Americans want a national health insurance program from the government to completely replace private health insurance.
Harris hasn’t remained consistent on the issue, Harris told CNN’s Jake Tapper that we should “eliminate” the “process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require.”