“But her plan is not Medicare for All,” he said on CNN.
“What Medicare for All understands is that health care is a human right and that the function of a sane health care system is not to make sure that insurance companies and drug companies make tens of billions of dollars in profits,” Mr. Sanders said.
He said private insurance companies may be “greedy,” “but they’re not stupid.”
Mr. Sanders said their function is not to provide quality care, but “to deny claims when they can” and “to make as much money as they possibly can.”
Ms. Harris released what her campaign called a Medicare for All plan on Monday to move toward universal health coverage in the U.S. Unlike Mr. Sanders‘ plan, it envisions a role for private insurance companies, as long as they meet Medicare standards in terms of cost and coverage.
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