New York Magazine: Kamala Harris Health Care Policy ‘Makes No Sense’

Breitbart | 7/18/2019 | Joel B. Pollak
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New York Magazine has attempted to decipher the various flip-flops by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on health care policy and concluded that they make “no sense.”

As Breitbart News has noted, Harris has seemed to change her mind several times about whether her plan would eliminate private health insurance. Harris is a co-sponsor of the “Medicare for All” bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which effectively eliminates all private health insurance. It leaves space for health care that is not “duplicative” of treatment that is offered by the state-run plan, but that space is so narrow as to make private health insurance all but impossible to sell, or to buy — something that Sanders has celebrated.

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Sanders has also proudly admitted that his plan would require tax hikes on the middle class, though he argues that middle class families would experience a net benefit through lower health care costs. Harris says she would not raise taxes to pay for her plan.

In an article by Eric Levitz, the magazine explores Harris’s version of “Medicare for All,” and observes that not only is it confused about whether those with private health insurance will continue to enjoy it, but it also calls for massive new spending while also promising a middle-class tax cut:

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If you took Harris at her word, her legislative plan for 2021 would be to first pass a law massively cutting middle-class taxes, and then pass a second...
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