WERE GOING TO TURN TO THE ISSUE
OF HEALTH CARE RIGHT NOW. OF HEALTH CARE RIGHT NOW.
REALLY TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHERE REALLY TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHERE
THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE DAYLIGHT THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE DAYLIGHT
BETWEEN YOU. BETWEEN YOU. MANY PEOPLE WATCHING AT HOME MANY PEOPLE WATCHING AT HOME HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER. THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER. WHO HERE WOULD ABOLISH THEIR WHO HERE WOULD ABOLISH THEIR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE IN PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE IN FAVOR OF A GOVERNMENT-RUN PLAN? FAVOR OF A GOVERNMENT-RUN PLAN? JUST A SHOW OF HANDS TO START JUST A SHOW OF HANDS TO START OFF WITH. OFF WITH. ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. WELL, SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, LET ME
PUT THE QUESTION TO YOU. LET ME PUT THE QUESTION TO YOU.
YOURE ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS WHO YOURE ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS WHO
WANTS TO KEEP PRIVATE INSURANCE WANTS TO KEEP PRIVATE INSURANCE IN ADDITION TO A GOVERNMENT
HEALTH CARE PLAN.GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PLAN.
WHY IS AN INCREMENTAL APPROACH, WHY IS AN INCREMENTAL APPROACH,
IN YOUR VIEW, BETTER THAN A IN YOUR VIEW, BETTER THAN A SWEEPING OVERHAUL? SWEEPING OVERHAUL?>>I THINK ITS A BOLD APPROACH.>>I THINK ITS A BOLD APPROACH. ITS SOMETHING BARACK OBAMA ITS SOMETHING BARACK OBAMA WANTED TO DO WHEN WE WERE WANTED TO DO WHEN WE WERE WORKING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE WORKING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. ACT. AND THAT IS A PUBLIC OPTION. AND THAT IS A PUBLIC OPTION. I AM JUST SIMPLY CONCERNED ABOUT I AM JUST SIMPLY CONCERNED ABOUT KICKING HALF OF AMERICA OFF OF KICKING HALF OF AMERICA OFF OF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE IN FOUR THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE IN FOUR YEARS, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT YEARS, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS BILL SAYS. THIS BILL SAYS. SO LET ME GO ON BEYOND THAT. SO LET ME GO ON BEYOND THAT. THERES A MUCH BIGGER ISSUE, IN
ADDITION TO THAT, AND THAT ISN ADDITION TO THAT, AND THAT IS
PHARMACEUTICALS. PHARMACEUTICALS. THE PRESIDENT LITERALLY WENT ON THE PRESIDENT LITERALLY WENT ON TV ON FOX AND SAID THAT PEOPLES TV ON FOX AND SAID THAT PEOPLES HEADS WOULD SPIN WHEN THEYD SEE HEADS WOULD SPIN WHEN THEYD SEE HOW MUCH HI WOULD BRING DOWN HOW MUCH HI WOULD BRING DOWN PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES. PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES. INSTEAD 2,500 DRUGS HAVE GONE UP INSTEAD 2,500 DRUGS HAVE GONE UP IN DOUBLE DIGITS SINCE HE CAME IN DOUBLE DIGITS SINCE HE CAME INTO OFFICE. INTO OFFICE. INSTEAD, HE GAVE $100 BILLION IN INSTEAD, HE GAVE $100 BILLION IN GIVEAWAYS TO THE PHARMA GIVEAWAYS TO THE PHARMA COMPANIES. COMPANIES. FOR THE REST OF US, FOR THE REST
OF AMERICA, THATS WHAT WE CALLST OF AMERICA, THATS WHAT WE CALL
AT HOME ALL FOAM AND NO BEER. AT HOME ALL FOAM AND NO BEER.
WE GOT NOTHING OUT OF IT. WE GOT NOTHING OUT OF IT.
MY PROPOSAL IS TO DO SOMETHING MY PROPOSAL IS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT PHARMA, TAKE THEM ON, ABOUT PHARMA, TAKE THEM ON, ALLOW NEGOTIATION UNDER ALLOW NEGOTIATION UNDER MEDICARE, TO BRING IN LESS MEDICARE, TO BRING IN LESS EXPENSIVE DRUGS FROM OTHER EXPENSIVE DRUGS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND PHARMACIES WILL COUNTRIES AND PHARMACIES WILL SAY TO WASHINGTON, YOU DONT OWN SAY TO WASHINGTON, YOU DONT OWN ME. ME.>>YOUR TIME IS UP.>>YOUR TIME IS UP. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. SENATOR WARREN, YOU SIGNED ON TO SENATOR WARREN, YOU SIGNED ON TO BERNIE SANDERS MEDICARE FOR ALL BERNIE SANDERS MEDICARE FOR ALL PLAN. PLAN. IT WOULD PUT ESSENTIALLY IT WOULD PUT ESSENTIALLY EVERYBODY ON MEDICARE AND THEN
ELIMINATE PRIVATE PLANS THATEN ELIMINATE PRIVATE PLANS THAT
OFFER SIMILAR COVERAGE. OFFER SIMILAR COVERAGE.
IS THAT THE PLAN, OR PATH, YOU IS THAT THE PLAN, OR PATH, YOU
WOULD PURSUE AS PRESIDENT? WOULD PURSUE AS PRESIDENT?>>SO, YES, IM WITH BERNIE ON>>SO, YES, IM WITH BERNIE ON MEDICARE FOR ALL AND LET ME TELL MEDICARE FOR ALL AND LET ME TELL YOU WHY. YOU WHY. I SPENT A BIG CHUNK OF MY LIFE I SPENT A BIG CHUNK OF MY LIFE STUDYING WHY FAMILIES GO BROKE STUDYING WHY FAMILIES GO BROKE AND ONE OF THE NUMBER-ONE AND ONE OF THE NUMBER-ONE REASONS IS THE COST OF HEALTH REASONS IS THE COST OF HEALTH CARE. CARE. MEDICAL BILLS. MEDICAL BILLS. AND THATS NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE
WHO DONT HAVE INSURANCE.EOPLE WHO DONT HAVE INSURANCE.
ITS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE ITS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE
INSURANCE. INSURANCE.
LOOK AT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF AN LOOK AT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF AN
INSURANCE COMPANY. INSURANCE COMPANY. ITS TO BRING IN AS MANY DOLLARS
AS THEY CAN IN PREMIUMS AND TOS AS THEY CAN IN PREMIUMS AND TO
PAY OUT AS FEW DOLLARS AS PAY OUT AS FEW DOLLARS AS
POSSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH CARE. POSSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH CARE. THAT LEAVES FAMILIES WITH RISING THAT LEAVES FAMILIES WITH RISING PREMIUMS, RISING CO-PAYS, AND PREMIUMS, RISING CO-PAYS, AND FIGHTING WITH INSURANCE FIGHTING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES TO TRY TO GET THE
HEALTH CARE THAT THEIR DOCTORS HEALTH CARE THAT THEIR DOCTORS
SAY THAT THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN SAY THAT THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN NEED. NEED. MEDICARE FOR ALL SOLVES THAT
PROBLEM. FOR ALL SOLVES THAT PROBLEM.
AND I UNDERSTAND, THERE ARE A AND I UNDERSTAND, THERE ARE A LOT OF POLITICIANS WHO SAY, OH,
ITS JUST NOT POSSIBLE, WE JUST, ITS JUST NOT POSSIBLE, WE JUST
CANT DO IT, WE HAVE A LOT OF CANT DO IT, WE HAVE A LOT OF POLITICAL REASONS FOR THIS. POLITICAL REASONS FOR THIS. WHAT THEYRE REALLY TELLING YOU
IS THEY JUST WONT FIGHT FOR IT. IS THEY JUST WONT FIGHT FOR IT.
WELL, HEALTH CARE IS A BASIC WELL, HEALTH CARE IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT AND I WILL FIGHT FOR
BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.ILL FIGHT FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
>>CONGRESSMAN — CONGRESSMAN>>CONGRESSMAN — CONGRESSMAN OROURKE, WHEN YOU RAN FOR OROURKE, WHEN YOU RAN FOR SENATE, YOU ALSO PRAISED A BILL SENATE, YOU ALSO PRAISED A BILL THAT WOULD REPLACE PRIVATE THAT WOULD REPLACE PRIVATE INSURANCE. INSURANCE. THIS YEAR, YOURE SAYING YOURE THIS YEAR, YOURE SAYING YOURE NO LONGER SURE. NO LONGER SURE. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY?
>>MY GOAL IS TO ENSURE THAT>>MY GOAL IS TO ENSURE THAT
EVERY AMERICAN IS WELL ENOUGH TO EVERY AMERICAN IS WELL ENOUGH TO LIVE TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL LIVE TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE HEALTH CARE.
IN LOREDO, TEXAS, I MET A YOUNG IN LOREDO, TEXAS, I MET A YOUNG
MAN, 27 YEARS OLD, TOLD ME HED MAN, 27 YEARS OLD, TOLD ME HED BEEN TO A DOCTOR ONCE IN HIS BEEN TO A DOCTOR ONCE IN HIS LIFE. LIFE. ON THAT VISIT HE WAS TOLD HE HAD ON THAT VISIT HE WAS TOLD HE HAD DIABETES, TOLD HE HAD GLAUCOMA DIABETES, TOLD HE HAD GLAUCOMA AND HE WAS TOLD UNTREATED AND HE WAS TOLD UNTREATED BECAUSE HE DOESNT HAVE HEALTH BECAUSE HE DOESNT HAVE HEALTH CARE, HELL BE DEAD BEFORE THE CARE, HELL BE DEAD BEFORE THE AGE OF 40. AGE OF 40. SO GETTING TO GUARANTEED SO GETTING TO GUARANTEED HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSAL HEALTH HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AS QUICKLY AND SURELY AS CARE AS QUICKLY AND SURELY AS POSSIBLE HAS TO BE OUR GOAL. POSSIBLE HAS TO BE OUR GOAL. THE ABILITY TO AFFORD YOUR THE ABILITY TO AFFORD YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS AND GO TO A PRESCRIPTIONS AND GO TO A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
THE ABILITY TO SEE A MENTAL THE ABILITY TO SEE A MENTAL
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. TEXAS, THE SINGLE LARGEST TEXAS, THE SINGLE LARGEST PROVIDER OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IS THE COUNTY JAIL SERVICES IS THE COUNTY JAIL SYSTEM TODAY. SYSTEM TODAY. AND HEALTH CARE ALSO HAS TO MEAN AND HEALTH CARE ALSO HAS TO MEAN THAT EVERY WOMAN CAN MAKE HER
OWN DECISIONS ABOUT HER OWN BODY OWN DECISIONS ABOUT HER OWN BODY
AND HAS ACCESS TO THE CARE THAT AND HAS ACCESS TO THE CARE THAT MAKES THAT POSSIBLE. MAKES THAT POSSIBLE. OUR PLAN SAYS THAT IF YOURE
UNINSURED, WE ENROLL YOU IN UNINSURED, WE ENROLL YOU IN
MEDICARE. MEDICARE.
IF YOURE INSUFFICIENTLY IF YOURE INSUFFICIENTLY
INSURED, CANT AFFORD YOUR INSURED, CANT AFFORD YOUR PREMIUM PREMIUM PREMIUMS, WE ENROLL YOU IN PREMIUMS, WE ENROLL YOU IN MEDICARE MEDICARE MEDICARE. MEDICARE. IF YOURE A MEMBER OF A UNION, IF YOURE A MEMBER OF A UNION, NEGOTIATED FOR A HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATED FOR A HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAME, FAME, FAMILY, YOURE ABLE TO KEEP IT. FAMILY, YOURE ABLE TO KEEP IT.>>TIME IS UP, CONGRESSMAN.>>TIME IS UP, CONGRESSMAN. I WANT TO ASK A FOLLOW-UP ON I WANT TO ASK A FOLLOW-UP ON THIS. THIS. JUST TO BE VERY CLEAR. JUST TO BE VERY CLEAR. ILL GIVE YOU TEN SECONDS. ILL GIVE YOU TEN SECONDS. WOULD YOU REPLACE PRIVATE WOULD YOU REPLACE PRIVATE INSURANCE? INSURANCE?>>NO.>>NO. I THINK THE CHOICE IS I THINK THE CHOICE IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR — FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR –>>NO, NO — PRIVATE INSURANCE
IS NOT WORKING FOR TENS OFANCE IS NOT WORKING FOR TENS OF
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE CO-PAYS, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE CO-PAYS, THE DEDUCTIBLES, THE PREMIUMS,
THE OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, ITS THE OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, ITS
NOT WORKING. NOT WORKING.>>THATS RIGHT, SO FOR THOSE>>THATS RIGHT, SO FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WORKING, THEY CAN
CHOOSE MEDICARE.ING, THEY CAN CHOOSE MEDICARE.
>>CONGRESSMAN –>>CONGRESSMAN –>>FOR THE –>>FOR THE –>>YOU GOT DO START BY>>YOU GOT DO START BY ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS NOT WORKING ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS NOT WORKING IF RFOR PEOPLE. IF RFOR PEOPLE.>>THEYRE ABLE TO KEEP THEM.>>THEYRE ABLE TO KEEP THEM.>>THEY LIKE THEIR PRIVATE>>THEY LIKE THEIR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, BY THE WAY, IT HEALTH INSURANCE, BY THE WAY, IT SHOULD BE NOTED 100 MILLION SHOULD BE NOTED 100 MILLION AMERICANS — I MEAN, I THINK WE AMERICANS — I MEAN, I THINK WE SHOULD BE THE PARTY THAT KEEPS SHOULD BE THE PARTY THAT KEEPS WHATS WORKING AND FIXES WHATS WHATS WORKING AND FIXES WHATS BROKEN. BROKEN. I MEAN, DOESNT THAT MAKE SENSE? I MEAN, DOESNT THAT MAKE SENSE? I MEAN, WE SHOULD GIVE EVERYONE
IN THIS COUNTRY HEALTH CARE AS A IN THIS COUNTRY HEALTH CARE AS A
BASIC HUMAN RIGHT FOR FREE. BASIC HUMAN RIGHT FOR FREE. FULL STOP.
BUT WE SHOULD ALSO GIVE THEM THE BUT WE SHOULD ALSO GIVE THEM THE
OPTION TO BUY PRIVATE INSURANCE. OPTION TO BUY PRIVATE INSURANCE. WHY DO WE HAVE TO STAND FOR WHY DO WE HAVE TO STAND FOR TAKING AWAY SOMETHING FROM TAKING AWAY SOMETHING FROM PEOPLE? PEOPLE? AND ALSO ITS BAD POLICY, IF YOU
GO TO EVERY HOSPITAL IN THISYOU GO TO EVERY HOSPITAL IN THIS
COUNTRY AND YOU ASK THEM ONE COUNTRY AND YOU ASK THEM ONE
QUESTION, WHICH IS HOW WOULD IT QUESTION, WHICH IS HOW WOULD IT
HAVE BEEN FOR YOU LAST YEAR IF HAVE BEEN FOR YOU LAST YEAR IF
EVERY ONE OF YOUR BILLS WERE EVERY ONE OF YOUR BILLS WERE PAID AT THE MEDICARE RATE? PAID AT THE MEDICARE RATE? EVERY SINGLE HOSPITAL
ADMINISTRATOR SAID THEY WOULD ADMINISTRATOR SAID THEY WOULD
CLOSE. CLOSE.
AND THE MEDICARE FOR ALL BILL AND THE MEDICARE FOR ALL BILL
REQUIRES PAYMENTS TO STAY AT REQUIRES PAYMENTS TO STAY AT CURRENT MEDICARE RATES.
SO TO SOME EXTENT, WERE SO TO SOME EXTENT, WERE
BASICALLY SUPPORTING A BILL THAT BASICALLY SUPPORTING A BILL THAT WILL HAVE EVERY HOSPITAL WILL HAVE EVERY HOSPITAL CLOSING.
I MEAN, MY DAD WAS A UNION I MEAN, MY DAD WAS A UNION
ELECTRICIAN. ELECTRICIAN. RIGHT? RIGHT? I ACTUALLY GREW UP IN A I ACTUALLY GREW UP IN A WORKING-F CLASS FAMILY.
HE LOVED THE HEALTH CARE THE HE LOVED THE HEALTH CARE THE
IEBW GAVE HIM. IEBW GAVE HIM. I THINK ABOUT MY DAD AND I THINK ABOUT MY DAD AND ANYTHING I WOULD DO FROM A ANYTHING I WOULD DO FROM A POLICY PERSPECTIVE.
HED LOOK AT ME AND SAY, GOOD HED LOOK AT ME AND SAY, GOOD
JOB, JOHN, FOR GETTING HEALTH JOB, JOHN, FOR GETTING HEALTH CARE FOR EVERY AMERICAN. CARE FOR EVERY AMERICAN. WHY ARE YOU TAKING MY HEALTH WHY ARE YOU TAKING MY HEALTH CARE AWAY? CARE AWAY?>>LET THIS PLAY OUT.
IM FASCINATED TO HEAR THE IM FASCINATED TO HEAR THE
DAYLIGHT BETWEEN YOU. DAYLIGHT BETWEEN YOU.
CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD, WEIGH IN CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD, WEIGH IN
HERE. HERE.>>YOURE TALKING ABOUT THIS IN>>YOURE TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WRONG WAY. THE WRONG WAY. TALKING ABOUT ONE BILL OVER TALKING ABOUT ONE BILL OVER ANOTHER BILL. ANOTHER BILL. REALLY WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT REALLY WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT IS OUR OBJECTIVES. IS OUR OBJECTIVES. MAKING SURE THAT EVERY SINGLE MAKING SURE THAT EVERY SINGLE SICK AMERICAN IN THIS COUNTRY IS SICK AMERICAN IN THIS COUNTRY IS ABLE TO GET THE HEALTH CARE THAT ABLE TO GET THE HEALTH CARE THAT THEY NEED. THEY NEED. I BELIEVE MEDICARE FOR ALL IS I BELIEVE MEDICARE FOR ALL IS THE WAY TO DO THAT. THE WAY TO DO THAT. I ALSO THINK THAT EMPLOYERS WILL I ALSO THINK THAT EMPLOYERS WILL RECOGNIZE HOW MUCH MONEY WILL BE
SAVED BY SUPPORTING A MEDICAREBE SAVED BY SUPPORTING A MEDICARE
FOR ALL PROGRAM. FOR ALL PROGRAM. A PROGRAM THAT WILL REDUCE THE
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, REDUCE THE
BUREAUCRATIC COSTS AND MAKE SURE BUREAUCRATIC COSTS AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE GETS THAT QUALITY EVERYONE GETS THAT QUALITY HEALTH CARE THAT THEY NEED.
I ALSO THINK IF YOU LOOK AT I ALSO THINK IF YOU LOOK AT
OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WHO OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WHO
HAVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, HAVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS SOME FORM
OF A ROLE OF PRIVATE INSURANCE. OF A ROLE OF PRIVATE INSURANCE.
I THINK THATS WHAT WEVE GOT TO I THINK THATS WHAT WEVE GOT TO LOOK AT.
TAKING THE BEST OF THESE IDEAS. TAKING THE BEST OF THESE IDEAS.
MAKING SURE UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT MAKING SURE UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT
NO SICK AMERICAN GOES WITHOUT NO SICK AMERICAN GOES WITHOUT GETTING THE CARE THEY NEED
REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH OR LITTLE REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH OR LITTLE
MONEY THEY HAVE IN THEIR MONEY THEY HAVE IN THEIR POCKETS.
>>CONGRESSWOMAN, LET ME TURN TO>>CONGRESSWOMAN, LET ME TURN TO
SENATOR BOOKER ON THIS. SENATOR BOOKER ON THIS.
SENATOR BOOKER, EXPLAIN TO ME SENATOR BOOKER, EXPLAIN TO ME WHERE YOU ARE. WHERE YOU ARE. THIS IS HUGELY IMPORTANT TO PEEK
PEOPLE. HUGELY IMPORTANT TO PEEK PEOPLE. TELL US WHERE YOU ARE.
>>COMMUNITIES LIKE MINE,>>COMMUNITIES LIKE MINE,
LOW-INCOME ISSUES, ITS AN LOW-INCOME ISSUES, ITS AN
EDUCATION ISSUE, KIDS WHO DONT EDUCATION ISSUE, KIDS WHO DONT
HAVE HEALTH CARE ARE NOT GOING HAVE HEALTH CARE ARE NOT GOING
TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL. TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL. IT IS AN ISSUE FOR JOBS AND
EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE PEOPLE THAT EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE PEOPLE THAT
DO NOT HAVE GOOD HEALTH CARE DO DO NOT HAVE GOOD HEALTH CARE DO NOT SUCCEED AT WORK.
ITS EVEN A RETIREMENT ISSUE ITS EVEN A RETIREMENT ISSUE
BECAUSE IN MY COMMUNITY, BECAUSE IN MY COMMUNITY, AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE A LOWER AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE A LOWER LIFE EXPECTANCY BECAUSE OF LIFE EXPECTANCY BECAUSE OF POORER HEALTH CARE. POORER HEALTH CARE. SO WHERE I STAND IS VERY CLEAR. SO WHERE I STAND IS VERY CLEAR. HEALTH CARE IS NOT JUST A HUMAN HEALTH CARE IS NOT JUST A HUMAN RIGHT, IT SHOULD BE AN AMERICAN RIGHT, IT SHOULD BE AN AMERICAN RIGHT. RIGHT. AND I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO AND I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE IS MEDICARE FOR ALL,
BUT I HAVE AN URGENCY ABOUTLL, BUT I HAVE AN URGENCY ABOUT THIS. THIS. . . WHEN I AM PRESIDENT OF THE WHEN I AM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IM NOT GOING TO UNITED STATES IM NOT GOING TO WAIT. WAIT. WE HAVE TO DO THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO THE THINGS IMMEDIATELY THAT ARE GOING TO IMMEDIATELY THAT ARE GOING TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE. PROVIDE BETTER CARE. AND ON THIS DEBATE, IM SORRY,
THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLERRY, THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE
PROFITEERING OFF OF THE PAIN OF PROFITEERING OFF OF THE PAIN OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA, FROM PEOPLE IN AMERICA, FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES TO PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES TO INSURERS. INSURERS. LITERALLY, THE OVERHEAD FOR
INSURERS THAT THEY CHARGE IS 15% INSURERS THAT THEY CHARGE IS 15%
WHILE MEDICARES OVERHEAD IS WHILE MEDICARES OVERHEAD IS ONLY AT 2%.
WE CAN DO THIS BETTER AND EVERY WE CAN DO THIS BETTER AND EVERY
SINGLE DAY ILL BE FIGHTING TO SINGLE DAY ILL BE FIGHTING TO
GIVE PEOPLE MORE ACCESS AND MORE

84 thoughts on “Would Democratic Candidates Get Rid Of Private Health Insurance? | NBC News”

  1. YOU LIBERAL IDIOTS DON’T STAND A CHANCE COME 2020!!! YOUR ANTI AMERICAN, SOCIALIST, INSANE IDEOLOGIES WILL NEVER RESONATE WITH TRUE AMERICANS!😂😂😂

    MSNBC=FAKE NEWS FOREVER

  2. HAIL TRUMP!!! 🤚🤚🤚

    HAIL VICTORY!!! 🤚🤚🤚

    THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. Let me tell you why universal government healthcare will be a complete disaster. My aunt is a nurse who have been working at VA (Veterans Hospital) for many years. She recently tore her acl and the wait time for them to review her files are up tp 10 weeks and even longer to schedule an appointment. Can you imagine being in pain for that long without having a opportunity to get surgery? She does have private insurance so she is considering going that route which will only take about 1 week to schedule an appointment for a surgery. If they can't provide adequate care and support the government hospitals, how would expect me to believe that they can take care of 330 million people?

  4. GDP was 3.25 for the first quarter and we have the lowest unemployment in fifty years, and the dem candidates said we have to get Americans back to work. Lmao

  5. Medicare on its own is not sustainable. It currently only survives because private insurance subsidizes Medicare shortfalls. It also has huge rates of fraud and incorrect billings which in fact make it significantly more wasteful than private insurance. Politicians who talk about Medicare's "low overhead" compared to private insurance are either lying or are ignorant.

  6. Hey, the debates gave another three years of “investigations” by MSNBC and CNN: Breaking News…RUSSIANS sabotage debate!!! (A definite case of Russian collusion with the lame streamers of Pravda West!)

  7. Great debate…10 more to speak tomorrow! Was really impressed at the conversations and knowledge on all issues.

  8. Is the Trump fanatics the only ones who is writing on this site? People who don't care about anyone but themself and Boss Trump. Trolls.

  9. Something about these debates i dislike is they never have anything good to say about the président that is an has done an only negative things but say they can do better but really they dont even know really if they could or not but are determin to say they can.what a joke.same goes for canadian primeminister here but trudeau has done nothing for us at all.

  10. Not a single candidate has an innovative idea, is more of the same free crap that they keep promising, Trump is going to win easily and this is coming from an independent.

  11. Is Elizabeth Warren serious? Omg. Wth is she thinking? I hope ppl make the right choice and vote her out.and also Bernie Sanders they both have to go. TRUMP 2020! for sure 100%

  12. Medicare for All.? Bad idea. Very Bad idea. The worst ever and we The ppl America doesnt want it and we refuse to be a socialist country

  13. Democrats likes to point to how other countries have free healthcare but don't want to talk about how they make it possible…

  14. Without your GRAND JURIES working properly, THEY ALREADY DID, FOR EVEYONE EXCEPT THE PREMIUM COLLECTING INSURER WHO'S PAYING VIRTUALLY NO DUE-BENEFITS…

  15. Medical insurance is a Ponzi scheme. if the insurance industry had to pay out on everybody that held a policy they would be bankrupt. They are hedging their bets in the same way the Wall Street did on the housing industry. inevitably there will be some type of a healthcare disaster that will leave the insurance industry in a position where they're asking for a bail out. but once again the American citizen will still be stuck with the bill from the medical practitioner. There are billions currently in profits each year if not each quarter from the insurance industry. That's a lot of overhead and those Prophets could be reintroduced medical practitioners to cover the entire bill not just a portion that we end up getting a second bill people that are against universal health Care keep saying good if you have great insurance you shouldn't have to give it up. insurance is not a health care provider. What you would joy is your provider not paying an insurance company to be a middleman between yourself and your health care practitioner. Union workers in particular what benefit from a universal health Care system. Part of a union workers pay package is exceptional healthcare insurance. But if your employer is no longer required to provide insurance those additional funds could go back into wages.

  16. **Lester Holt** asking the question & a show of hands is the best way to handle this many people because they are not actually debating & it gets the questions answered without having to hear all the additional stuff that just throws the viewers off tract.

  17. Want to solve the healthcare problem? take it back to the source. Money. All these arguments over insurance HAH! The real question should be "  Why do we need insurance"  Well its because its so unreasonably ridiculously expensive. Why is it so expensive? Because of liscensing and malpractice suits. Hospitals used to be churches who wanted to help. Now they are for-profit corperations who abuse their monopoly.What would happen if they let high school grads go strait to med school? a flood of doctors on the market? What would happen if we could deal directly with doctors instead of hospitals wedging between? If there were more competition in the medical field the cost would be driven down. make medical "club" easier to get into and they lose their monopoly. Pass laws to protect docs from malpractice. Just my  Ideas.

  18. STRONGEST ECONOMY IN AMERICAN HISTORY! LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN 50 YEARS! LOWEST BLACK, HISPANIC AND ASIAN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN AMERICAN HISTORY! LOWEST WOMEN'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN 66 YEARS! HIGHEST NUMBER OF AMERICANS EMPLOYED IN AMERICAN HISTORY! MAGA! TRUMP 2020!

  19. Ugh everyone is full of it!!! Tulsi is trying to attract the wrong base. Hunny NO you have to be bold. Just say Medicare for all. And be done with it.

  20. Single payor system. Why profit from sickness caring? Nurses and Doctors have to do 8 years to vet their degrees, make them pay off their student loans via working these 8 years off at clinics, hospital, community center, senior care, etc.

  21. Hypocrisy exposed. The socialists want private health insurance for themselves, but preach a government solution to everyone else.

  22. You are not getting rid of my private insurance and I am not paying for other people's college debt. Already paid for my own.

  23. its not free… taxes pay for it. we will have to pay for 326 million people and all the people that are coming here illegally

  24. Did Lester Holt mean to just ask if they would abolish their own personal private health insurance (the candidates themselves)? If so, why did he use the word "abolish"? And wouldn't the more important question be would you get rid of private health insurance in general? I think he either read the question wrong or was given a poorly thought-out question.

  25. Having all free health care will be just like petting out a sign saying free beer on skid row. The whole system will be swamped where quality health care will be flushed down the toilet.

  26. Every single one of these crooks have more money coming in than their salary's pay…we all are being scammed

  27. Scientist and creator of the weather channel said there is no global warming and this is all a hoax..he is a top weather scientist..this is a hoax to grab money/power by liberal globalist..beware

  28. The best thing the US could do is outlaw private health insurance policies, except for areas like cosmetic surgery… This is what occurs in most other democracies and works well. Not good for insurance, great for the people, halving the cost, with better cover.

  29. Why can't we just make healthcare more affordable by taking away laws that stop cheaper healthcare and promote monopolies? In my opinion, these politicians aren't going to the root of the problem which is cost, not lack of money.

  30. "Who here would abolish THEIR private health insurance in favor of a government run plan?"
    Kamala heard him right. I hate to admit it, she's sharp and very quick.

  31. Healthcare and Emergency Service are two different things. Alot of people dictate "dieing in the street" is an emergency millions of people are so dumb that they don't understand the difference
    It is this ignorance the mainstream media exploits to trick voters for every possible vote when the sheeple hear "diein in the street", the believe and blindly follow
    EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the US IS accepted in emergency rooms in emergency situations. It's ILLEGAL for ANY emergency room (IN ALL 50 STATES) to turn down "ANY PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED ANDOR IN A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION"
    Nobody has ever "died on the street" because a US emergency room "SAID NO". How is anyone willing to be ledto believe such nonsense [Example: (gunshot victim enters emergency room) "we canot treat u in this hospital. You have no US medical coverage"

    Healthcare is different. Long-Term (lifetime)healthcare is what illegal immigrants are not eligible for It is impossible for US tax-payers to support everyone sneaking into the country with FULL medical support.
    This equals to : all ANYBODY ANYWHERE in the world, with any type Illness, has to do is just cross our border. After that it's up to to US tax-payers handle the complications.
    PLS WAKE UP EVERYONE!!!! Question AND Research EVERYTHING !!!! do this and formulate your own opinions, ideas, and beliefs NEVER allow anyone to control your mind. Always think for urself.

  32. Gabbard said it best.

    Warren said, "I am with Bernie." OK, then why do we need her when we have the 'real deal' in Bernie? Warren should drop out of the Democratic presidential primary and endorse him now when it counts.

  33. Go ahead ingrates keep raising your hands in support of America's demise. You ungrateful treasonous idiots need to be horse whipped for that display of willful ignorance.

  34. Single payer does NOT abolish private insurance. Even in Canada, for example, insurance co's do a thriving business, offering supplemental insurance for anything that may not be covered under single payer, such as a private room if you are hospitalized.

    But leaving health care up to the for profit insurance co's is nuts. A health insurance co's primary goal is not health care, As with every "for profit" corporation its primary goal and reason for existence is maximizing profits for it's shareholders. Profits are maximized by avoiding anyone with health issues, by denying claims, by fine print plans that don't cover what buyers think is covered, and by the highest possible premiums, co-payments, and deductibles.

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