Senator Michael Bennet, who has not announced his candidacy for the presidency, said candidates must be judged "on the basis of the results obtained". | Puce Somodevilla / Getty Images
Senator Michael Bennet, a moderate Democrat at the head of the presidency, on Sunday called a "bad offer of openness" calls by the left wing of his party to eliminate private insurance in his country. the framework for a vast reform of the health system.
Asked about the "Medicare for all" proposals on "Meet the Press" on NBC, the Colorado Democrat introduced a bill that he co-sponsored with Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.). would create a public health care option while leaving their existing insurance.
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"Remember when President Obama said," If you like your insurance, you can keep it. "And then, a few people in the United States have actually lost their insurance because of the scheme's operation," Bennet said. "Now, what the Democrats say is," If you like your insurance, we'll take it away, "180 million people who get their insurance from their employer and the 20 million Americans benefiting from Medicare.Advantage, and love it. "
"It seems like a bad offer for me."
Bennet's comments pointed to growing tensions within the Democratic Party between moderates and an increasingly influential progressive base that advocated structural structural changes in health care and the economy.
Bennet, who has not announced a candidacy for the presidency, said candidates should be judged "on the basis of the results obtained" and not "press conferences that they have".
He praised his experience in business and as a school superintendent.
"We have a million people running, which I think is great, we have to do it," he said. "And I think having one more voice in this conversation focused on America's future, I do not think it would hurt."
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