Kamala Harris (D-Ca.), who recently launched her presidential campaign, said she wants to eliminate private insurance entirely, which would mean that about 177 million people would lose their existing plan.
By launching her campaign early - a year before any primary votes are cast - the California lawmaker leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few already in the race, to become the de facto frontrunner.
Not only that, but when Angel families attempted to meet with Harris at her office - to show her photos of their children, killed at the hands of illegal immigrants - they said her staff threatened to call Capitol Police. "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", Harris responded. Dianne Feinstein, Brown insists: "The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I "so much as jaywalked" while she was D.A.", he wrote.
And while polling suggests that a majority of Americans back the once-controversial plan, it also appears that Democrats could have an issue with the health care plan once more voters learn about the specifics. Two decades earlier, President Bill Clinton's effort to remake the USA health care system failed after industry-funded advertisements drove public opposition by warning that some people would lose their existing insurance plans.
"I will say to you, I stand with you", Harris said.
The announcement was met with immediate criticism by her political opponents. The junior senator has supported Medicare-for-all, legalization of recreational marijuana, sanctuary cities, passing a DREAM Act, and lowering taxes for the working and middle classes while raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest top 1 percent of Americans, according to Wikipedia. We are going to have to learn to deal with her.
Bloomberg nixed the idea of Medicare for All, saying, "You could never afford that, you're talking about trillions of dollars". She was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, who studied together at UC Berkeley while fighting side-by-side for the civil rights of all Americans. "So for people out there who like their insurance - they don't get to keep it?" Once again these people are for anything so long as it's mandatory, former California GOP party leader Ron Nehring tweeted.
Harris's remarks come days ahead of a National Week of Action organized by NNU, during which Medicare for All supporters around the country will host barnstorming events, plan phone-banking and canvassing sessions, and connect with other advocates in their communities. Self-described "democratic socialists" such as Sen. The second is that she has a very real chance to become president if President Trump and the Republicans don't proactively run on policies that answer the Left.