Sen. Bernie Sanders is feeling competition in the race to woo Americans with the promise of “free” health care coverage but a longtime critic of Obamacare says Americans will suffer greatly.
Sanders excited the Far-Left with his “Medicare for All” plan in 2016 but Sen. Kamala Harris has now released her own “Medicare for All” plan that moves Americans to a government plan over 10 years.
The biggest difference? Her plan throws a bone to health insurance companies such as Aetna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, allowing them to exist if they “follow new rules” demanded by Democrats in Washington, NBC News reported.
Twila Brase of Citizens Council for Health Freedom tells OneNewsNow that Harris is attempting to backtrack after suggesting that private insurers have no role in the proposal.
“And now in this new single-payer plan that she's coming up with, [Harris] does envision a role for private insurers as long as they follow the government's rules,” says Brase, “which from my perspective means that they're really not private insurers.”
According to Brase, what appears to be a promise of free, government-guaranteed health care will lead to a poor quality of care and long waiting periods.
“It leads to lack of choices. It leads to high costs,” she warns. “And at the end of the day it's very harmful and painful to patients.”
The answer is a free market, she insists, and opening up that market to more insurers that offer an affordable price.