In a CNN townhall event last night, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) vowed to eliminate private health insurance.
When asked by host Jake Tapper if people who like their private health insurance would be able to keep it under the candidate’s “medicare for all” proposal, Harris said they could not.
“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,” she said.
“Who among us has not had that situation?” she continued. “Where you got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, ‘Well I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this.’ Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.”
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
According to Newsbusters, Harris received ZERO right-leaning questions during the townhall:
In all, there were 16 questions posed to Harris from the audience and all but two of them came from purely leftist positions. The remaining two came from a neutral position with none from the right…The questions themselves ranged from asking Harris to reaffirm her commitment to liberal positions to some really radical “eat the rich” kind of stuff.