Health care was a huge issue for Democrats in the 2018 election. Expect it to be just as big in 2020. A handful of the potential candidates support a Medicare-for-all plan, but some candidates are taking it a step further. Monday night on a CNN town hall Kamala Harris said she not only supports the Medicare-for-all but she also supports getting rid of private insurers, a plan also reportedly supported by Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders
Telling 150 million people who currently have private insurance that it could be eliminated was an eye-opening position to take, and it certainly opens up Harris to a lot of criticism.
Asked about Kamala Harris’ endorsement of Medicare for All, Klobuchar says she supports a public option, but stops short of Harris’ position.
“I believe we need to provide universal coverage to every American… There are many ways you could get there.” pic.twitter.com/TsB2TF6BiD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 29, 2019
It’s still very early and candidates are floating these trial balloons to see how they hold up. What if it came down to a choice of Medicare-for-all vs. Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act?