Elizabeth Warren: Public Option/Single Payer Health Care
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Elizabeth Warren: Public Option/Single Payer Health Care

I wanted to ask about health care again. (Warren: ok.) But I wanted to ask about what the Democrats were going to fight for for health care. The Affordable Care Act was a good bill. I think it did a lot, but it was from a Republican governor from Massachusetts. And it was created by the Heritage Foundation. Do you think that Democrats should try and fight for more progressive health care like a public option or even single payer? Warren: Yes. [applause] And I don’t want to just give Kevin a one-word answer. He’ll feel cheated here, right? His number got drawn. But I actually want to make a real point around this, and that is the Democrats did everything they could nationally to try to make it a bipartisan bill. And it is true: the Democrats took a Heritage Foundation idea. They said something even advanced by a Republican governor here in Massachusetts and had gotten off the ground and we had some testing for it and we’ve seen how it worked. We took bazillion amendments and made changes. And how much Republicans support did we get for that? Like none. Right? At the end of the day? So my view on this is when it’s time to take a step back and to say so what is the right way to do health care in America? I think that’s when it’s time to put it all on the table. Not just small adjustments to what we’ve got here, although I’m glad to do those. That’s where we can go right now. But I think it’s time to put it all on the table and to talk about the options that will actually deliver the best possible health care at the lowest possible price for all of America. That’s what going to do. So I like what you’ve got, Kevin. I like it.

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14 thoughts on “Elizabeth Warren: Public Option/Single Payer Health Care

  1. why can't she answer a question, she has to dance around like a Indian at a powwow. she's done as a senator in Massachusetts and she will never get the nod to run for president. she I think is more corrupt than Hillary and we all know where Hillary stands.

  2. I so wish you would have ran for prez .. I know a lot of friends that would have voted for you .. anyway keep up the good fight . I'm a working man 56 you decide to run I'll support you then lady

  3. Still disappointed in her with the primary and even DAPL. She's progressive, but still sneaky on a lot of things. I'd prefer she say in the senate as oppose to running for Prez/VP.

  4. Why didn't you support Bernie Sanders then, Warren? You're silence when the progressive movement needed you most was shameful. People will not forget what you did…Or I guess I should say: didn't do.

  5. Curious that Elizabeth Warren does not share…#NotMeUs Will Not Settle For Less Than #SinglePayer! Cannot Afford
    28M people remain uninsured Under #PublicOption

  6. If your child was sick and could possibly get better if they received a new treatment BUT the COURTS…yes the courts decide in Single payer healthcare…decide it’s to expensive and forbid it…forbid you from even taking your child home to die…THIS IS WHAT SINGLE PAYER REALLY COSTS!

  7. She did a lot of talking but never actually answered the question. She said we'll do all we can when the time is right what does that mean single-payer or does that mean public option she does not say

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