In Case You Missed It…

As the San Francisco Chronicle leads with this today “Kamala Harris, Other 2020 Democrats Move To The Bernie Sanders Left”

“Harris amplified her support for government-paid health care for everyone Monday when she was asked during a televised town hall meeting in Iowa whether people who like their insurance plans could keep them under single payer. ‘The idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company … going through the paperwork,’ Harris said. ‘Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.’” (Joe Garofoli, “Kamala Harris, Other 2020 Democrats Move To The Bernie Sanders Left,” San Francisco Chronicle, 1/30/19)

 

The Reaction Is Telling…

CNN: “Democrats Distance Themselves From Harris’ Call To Eliminate Private Health Plans”

CNN: “Michael Bloomberg: Medicare-For-All ‘Would Bankrupt Us For A Very Long Time'”
Michael Bloomberg: “I think you could never afford that. You’re talking about trillions of dollars … I think you can have Medicare for all for people that are uncovered, because that’s a smaller group … but to replace the entire private system where companies provide health care for their employees would bankrupt us for a very long time.”

This Washington Post Headline Helps Explain Why…

“Democratic Candidates Face Political Risks When Pressed On Health-Care Specifics”

Flashback…

From The Washington Post last week: