Only Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio raised their hands in favor of government healthcare when prompted during the first 2020 Democratic debate.
“Who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor for a government-run plan? Just a show of hands to start off with,” Lester Holt asked the candidates.
Only Warren and de Blasio raised their hands in favor of government healthcare.
Soon after, de Blasio interrupted former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto Orourke’s defense for preserving private healthcare.
“Wait wait wait, Private health insurance is not working for tens of millions of Americans,” De Blasio interjected. (RELATED: Twitter Battle Rages As Critics Pounce And Supporters Defend President Trump Following Rape Allegation)
Warren has openly expressed support in the past for progressive healthcare reform.
“So long as private health insurance exists, we should require these companies to provide coverage that is at least as good and priced as reasonably as the coverage offered by our public health care programs,” Warren said at a Families USA event in January, shortley after she declared her candidacy.
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