Senator Michael Bennet (D., Colo.) Criticized the call of some members of his own party to eliminate private health insurance during an appearance on "Meet the Press" on the NBC channel Sunday.
"Let me ask about health care, health insurance for all, I am curious to know when it is time for Democrats to insist that this happen while it is not possible for them to do so. Obamacare has never been fully implemented as planned. " anchor Chuck Todd asked.
Bennet responded that the US needed to find a way to make sure everyone had health care coverage while not spending more on health care than other countries to get health care coverage. worse results.
"We have to find a way to do both of those things, and I would actually give the Nobel Prize to anyone who can, do both of those things," Bennet said.
"But personally, we're going to offer insurance to 180 million people – you mentioned the Affordable Care Act, remember when President Obama said that if you like your insurance, you can keep it and then In fact, what the Democrats are saying is that if you like your insurance, we will take it out of you, from the 180 million people who get their insurance from their employer and like it, "he said. Bennet.
"I think we'd be a lot better with a bill like the one I've got with [Sen.] Tim Kaine [D., Va.] called Medicare "X" which creates a public option. This helps to complete the work of Obamacare and says that if you want to be in the public plan, you can choose to be. If you want to keep your insurance, you can do it, "added Bennet.
Last month, Senator Kamala Harris (D., California) m said she wanted to eliminate private health insurance at a televised public meeting organized by CNN. Senator Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) m said He supported Harris' call to get rid of private insurance.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY) called Friday end private insurance "an urgent goal" during an interview with Jon Lovett on Lovett or leave him Podcast.
The foundation of the Kaiser family found Fifty-eight percent of Americans oppose Medicare for All, telling them that it would eliminate private health insurance plans.