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RED STATES.>>AND MAKE A HUGE ZBLIRCHS AND>>AND MAKE A HUGE ZBLIRCHS AND THEY’RE THEY’RE DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE.>>AND THEY’RE NOT MOVING.>>AND THEY’RE NOT MOVING.>>>MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG IS>>>MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG IS UNVEILING HIS HEALTHCARE PLAN UNVEILING HIS HEALTHCARE PLAN THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING. JOINING US NOW WITH THE DETAILS JOINING US NOW WITH THE DETAILS IS NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER IS NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR NBC NEWS JOSH. FOR NBC NEWS JOSH. JOSH, WHAT’D YOU GOT. JOSH, WHAT’D YOU GOT.>>SO, MIKA, WHAT PETE BUTTIGIEG>>SO, MIKA, WHAT PETE BUTTIGIEG IS PROPOSING FOR HIS HEALTHCARE IS PROPOSING FOR HIS HEALTHCARE PLAN IS A MIDWAY POINT BETWEEN PLAN IS A MIDWAY POINT BETWEEN THE STATUS QUO, OBAMACARE, AND A THE STATUS QUO, OBAMACARE, AND A FULL-ON GOVERNMENT-RUN FULL-ON GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE. AND HE THINKS THAT A BIG PART OF AND HE THINKS THAT A BIG PART OF THIS IS ABOUT TRYING TO REMIND THIS IS ABOUT TRYING TO REMIND VOTERS THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A VOTERS THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A THREE-WAY CONTEST OF IDEAS THREE-WAY CONTEST OF IDEAS BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS, BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS, ELIZABETH WARREN, AND JOE BIDEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, AND JOE BIDEN. THAT HE HAS SOME IDEAS TOO. THAT HE HAS SOME IDEAS TOO. HIS THEORY IS THAT BY HIS THEORY IS THAT BY INTRODUCING A MEDICARE PUBLIC INTRODUCING A MEDICARE PUBLIC OPTION FOR FOLKS WITHOUT OPTION FOR FOLKS WITHOUT IMPOSING IT ACROSS THE BOARD IMPOSING IT ACROSS THE BOARD THAT IT WILL EVENTUALLY OVER THAT IT WILL EVENTUALLY OVER TIME BECOME SO POPULAR THAT TIME BECOME SO POPULAR THAT THROUGH NATURAL COMPETITION IT THROUGH NATURAL COMPETITION IT WILL DRIVE SOME OF THESE WILL DRIVE SOME OF THESE INSURANCE COMPANIES OUT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS. BUSINESS. AND WHEN I SPOKE TO PETE AND WHEN I SPOKE TO PETE BUTTIGIEG ABOUT HIS PLAN LAST BUTTIGIEG ABOUT HIS PLAN LAST NIGHT, HE WAS PRETTY CRITICAL OF NIGHT, HE WAS PRETTY CRITICAL OF SOME OF THOSE FRONT RUNNERS, SOME OF THOSE FRONT RUNNERS, PARTICULARLY ELIZABETH WARREN. PARTICULARLY ELIZABETH WARREN.>>IN WHAT WAY?>>IN WHAT WAY?>>HE SUGGESTED THEIR PLAN TO>>HE SUGGESTED THEIR PLAN TO GET RID OF THE PRIVATE INSURANCE GET RID OF THE PRIVATE INSURANCE AND PUT EVERYONE ON MEDICARE WAS AND PUT EVERYONE ON MEDICARE WAS COMMANDING AMERICANS TO ABANDON COMMANDING AMERICANS TO ABANDON THE COURAGE THEY HAD AND HE THE COURAGE THEY HAD AND HE ACTUALLY TOLD US THAT HE THINKS ACTUALLY TOLD US THAT HE THINKS THAT’S INCONSISTENT WITH THAT’S INCONSISTENT WITH AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO FREEDOM. AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO FREEDOM. SO YOU SEE HIM TRYING TO SHARPEN SO YOU SEE HIM TRYING TO SHARPEN THE KNIVES A LITTLE BIT AS HE THE KNIVES A LITTLE BIT AS HE TRIES TO BREAK INTO THAT TOP TRIES TO BREAK INTO THAT TOP TIER. TIER.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>WELL, MY QUESTION TO JOSH IS>>WELL, MY QUESTION TO JOSH IS WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE HERE, I WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE HERE, I WAS READING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WAS READING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. IT. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIS PLAN AND HARRIS’S — SENATOR HIS PLAN AND HARRIS’S — SENATOR HARRIS’S PLAN? HARRIS’S PLAN? IT SEEMS VERY SIMILAR. IT SEEMS VERY SIMILAR. WHO MAKES THIS PLAN STAND OUT? WHO MAKES THIS PLAN STAND OUT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. A LOT OF THE CANDIDATES HERE ARE A LOT OF THE CANDIDATES HERE ARE REALLY GRASPING FOR WAYS TO REALLY GRASPING FOR WAYS TO DISTINGUISH THEIR PLANS THAT DISTINGUISH THEIR PLANS THAT ESSENTIALLY LOOK ALL OF THE ESSENTIALLY LOOK ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING WE NEED TO DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING WE NEED TO MAKE OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MORE MAKE OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MORE PROGRESSIVE AND WE NEED TO HAVE PROGRESSIVE AND WE NEED TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT OPTION. A GOVERNMENT OPTION. THERE ARE SOME FINE DETAILS THAT THERE ARE SOME FINE DETAILS THAT DIFFERENTIATE HIS PLAN FROM DIFFERENTIATE HIS PLAN FROM KAMALA HARRIS’S AS FAR AS HOW KAMALA HARRIS’S AS FAR AS HOW SUBSIDIES ARE PROVIDED, HOW SUBSIDIES ARE PROVIDED, HOW PEOPLE ARE ENROLLED, WHETHER PEOPLE ARE ENROLLED, WHETHER IT’S AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT IN IT’S AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT IN THIS NEW PLAN OR SOMETHING YOU THIS NEW PLAN OR SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO ON THE INTO. HAVE TO ON THE INTO. BUT I THINK WHAT YOU’RE GETTING BUT I THINK WHAT YOU’RE GETTING AT ACCURATELY IS ON THE SURFACE AT ACCURATELY IS ON THE SURFACE OF THIS A LOT OF THESE PLANS ARE OF THIS A LOT OF THESE PLANS ARE MORE ALIKE THAN THEY’RE MORE ALIKE THAN THEY’RE DISSIMILAR. DISSIMILAR.>>I THINK WHAT THE KEY POINT>>I THINK WHAT THE KEY POINT HERE IS, IS THAT YOU’RE SEEING HERE IS, IS THAT YOU’RE SEEING INCREASING NUMBER OF THE INCREASING NUMBER OF THE CANDIDATES IN THIS RACE PUSHING CANDIDATES IN THIS RACE PUSHING BACK ON THE IDEA OF MEDICARE FOR BACK ON THE IDEA OF MEDICARE FOR ALL. ALL. AND IF YOU WATCH THE LAST DEBATE AND IF YOU WATCH THE LAST DEBATE IT WAS HAPPENING THERE AND IT’S IT WAS HAPPENING THERE AND IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN WITH BUTTIGIEG HAPPENING AGAIN WITH BUTTIGIEG COMING OUT. COMING OUT. AND THEN ARE ESSENTIALLY VERY AND THEN ARE ESSENTIALLY VERY SIMILAR. SIMILAR. BUT WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO IS BUT WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO IS MAINTAIN PRIVATE INSURANCE. MAINTAIN PRIVATE INSURANCE. THERE ARE 160 MILLION AMERICANS THERE ARE 160 MILLION AMERICANS WHO GET THEIR INSURANCE FROM WHO GET THEIR INSURANCE FROM THEIR EMPLOYER. THEIR EMPLOYER. AND CONTRARY TO WHAT ELIZABETH AND CONTRARY TO WHAT ELIZABETH WARREN SAID AT THE LAST DEBATE, WARREN SAID AT THE LAST DEBATE, MOST OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY QUITE MOST OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY QUITE HAPPY WITH IT. HAPPY WITH IT. THIS IS ANOTHER VARIATION. THIS IS ANOTHER VARIATION. BUT THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE BUT THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE DEMOCRATS IS YOU NOW HAVE AN DEMOCRATS IS YOU NOW HAVE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF DEMOCRATIC INCREASING NUMBER OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WHO ARE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WHO ARE SIGNING UP FOR MEDICARE IF YOU SIGNING UP FOR MEDICARE IF YOU WANT IT. WANT IT.>>AND MAYOR PETE WAS CRITICAL>>AND MAYOR PETE WAS CRITICAL OF SENATOR WARREN ON THE STAGE OF SENATOR WARREN ON THE STAGE DEBATE THE OTHER NIGHT. DEBATE THE OTHER NIGHT. SO, JOSH, LET ME ASK YOU THEN, SO, JOSH, LET ME ASK YOU THEN, SEEMS TO ME THE MILLION DOLLARS SEEMS TO ME THE MILLION DOLLARS QUESTION AND SOME PEOPLE THINK QUESTION AND SOME PEOPLE THINK COULD BE A LETHAL ONE FOR COULD BE A LETHAL ONE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN IF SHE BECOMES ELIZABETH WARREN IF SHE BECOMES THE NOMINEE AND THAT’S THE IDEA THE NOMINEE AND THAT’S THE IDEA OF TAKING AWAY PRIVATE OF TAKING AWAY PRIVATE INSURANCE. INSURANCE. S A READ THROUGH MAYOR PETE’S S A READ THROUGH MAYOR PETE’S PLAN, IT SAYS IT WILL MOVE PLAN, IT SAYS IT WILL MOVE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE WITHOUT IMPOSING IT ON AMERICANS WITHOUT IMPOSING IT ON AMERICANS ALL AT ONCE. ALL AT ONCE. DOES THAT MEAN EVENTUALLY ALL DOES THAT MEAN EVENTUALLY ALL AMERICANS WILL BE MOVED OFF AMERICANS WILL BE MOVED OFF PRIVATE INSURANCE INTO THE PRIVATE INSURANCE INTO THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM? GOVERNMENT PROGRAM?>>THAT’S HIS THEORY OF THE>>THAT’S HIS THEORY OF THE CASE. CASE. AND I ASKED HIM, LOOK, IF YOU’RE AND I ASKED HIM, LOOK, IF YOU’RE SITTING IN THE “C” SUITE OF SITTING IN THE “C” SUITE OF CIGNA, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD CIGNA, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD READING THIS PLAN, ARE YOU READING THIS PLAN, ARE YOU BASICALLY RIDING DEATH PLAN FOR BASICALLY RIDING DEATH PLAN FOR YOUR INDUSTRY? YOUR INDUSTRY? AND HE SAYS WELL, NO, YOU LOOK AND HE SAYS WELL, NO, YOU LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE PRIVATE AT OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE PRIVATE INSURANCE AUGUSTMENTS THE INSURANCE AUGUSTMENTS THE COVERAGE COVERAGE AUGMENTS THE COVERAGE THAT YOU AUGMENTS THE COVERAGE THAT YOU GET. GET. AND HE SAYS IF THOSE INSURANCE AND HE SAYS IF THOSE INSURANCE COMPANIES JUST COMPETE WELL COMPANIES JUST COMPETE WELL ENOUGH WITH THIS PUBLIC PLAN, ENOUGH WITH THIS PUBLIC PLAN, THERE WON’T BE ANY NEED FOR THEM THERE WON’T BE ANY NEED FOR THEM TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS. TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS. BUT IF YOU FOLLOW THE PRA JOEKT BUT IF YOU FOLLOW THE PRA JOEKT JECT TORI OF WHAT HE’S JECT TORI OF WHAT HE’S PREDICTING, DOES IT DOES PREDICTING, DOES IT DOES BASICALLY MOVE MOST IF ALL NOT BASICALLY MOVE MOST IF ALL NOT AMERICANS INTO SOME AMERICANS INTO SOME GOVERNMENT-RUN INSURANCE. GOVERNMENT-RUN INSURANCE.>>BUT IT DOESN’T FORCE THEM>>BUT IT DOESN’T FORCE THEM OFF, IS THAT THE DISTINCTION OFF, IS THAT THE DISTINCTION HE’S MAKING? HE’S MAKING?>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THAT’S WHAT MAKES THIS MORE THAT’S WHAT MAKES THIS MORE MODERATE THAN SOME OF THE MODERATE THAN SOME OF THE LIBERAL CANDIDATES. LIBERAL CANDIDATES. HE’S TRYING TO FOCUS ON CHOICE, HE’S TRYING TO FOCUS ON CHOICE, NOT INFRINGE OKAY PEOPLE’S NOT INFRINGE OKAY PEOPLE’S FREEDOM TO MAKE THAT DECISION FREEDOM TO MAKE THAT DECISION VOLUNTARILY. VOLUNTARILY.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU BOTH. THANK YOU BOTH.>>>COMING UP, JAMES MATTIS SAID>>>COMING UP, JAMES MATTIS SAID OWED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION A OWED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION A DUTY OF SILENCE. DUTY OF SILENCE.>>JOHN BOLTON NOT SO MUCH.>>JOHN BOLTON NOT SO MUCH.>>A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT>>A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT ACTUALLY. ACTUALLY. WE’RE GOING TO GET DAVID WE’RE GOING TO GET DAVID IGNATIUS’ TAKE ON THOSE NEW IGNATIUS’ TAKE ON THOSE NEW COMMENTS HE MADE YESTERDAY ABOUT COMMENTS HE MADE YESTERDAY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT.>>>PLUS, IN A FEW HOURS THE>>>PLUS, IN A FEW HOURS THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL MEET WITH A KEY FIGURE IN WILL MEET WITH A KEY FIGURE IN THE BATTLE OVER THAT THE BATTLE OVER THAT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT THAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FIGHTING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FIGHTING TO KEEP UNDER WRAPS. TO KEEP UNDER WRAPS. WE’LL TALK TO A MEMBER OF THAT WE’LL TALK TO A MEMBER OF THAT COMMITTEE DEMOCRAT JIM HIMES. COMMITTEE DEMOCRAT JIM HIMES.>>>AND THE AP’S JONATHAN LEMIRE>>>AND THE AP’S JONATHAN LEMIRE JOINS US WITH HIS NEW REPORTING JOINS US WITH HIS NEW REPORTING THAT POSTED OVERNIGHT ON TRUMP’S

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  1. If it's not #medicareforall then forget it. Too bad; this guy had some good things going for him, but he's just another centrist/corporate shill like most dems have been since the 80's. Time for real change: Warren/Bernie 2020.

  2. This seems reasonable and doable, building on Obama's administration. Even the countries with the best health outcomes in the world, allow space for some private sector involvement in their healthcare systems. Sanders/Warren's model is frankly deranged.

  3. Automate a Gov. health care system that competes with the current system…
    Gov. system will make fewer medical errors resulting if fewer patient deaths, distribute cheaper drugs Nationwide, eliminate the cost of Human Staff lowering cost for the whole system!

    Private companies will be forced to improve quality, cut fat & produce results, Just as the market demands or go the way of the Caveman Society!

  4. Who cares about what Pete Buttigieg have to say about his Health Care Plan when he has already been bought and paid for by corporate America. Why aren’t you talking about the scandal in West Bend. The plot to fire the only black chief of police and the part that Buttigieg played in the cover up.

  5. #BERNIE has been fighting for the average American for over 40 years. He is the champion of healthcare for all…. if you want health care vote for #BERNIE

  6. (1) The key point here is: Medicare for All is popular. In a Morning Consult poll from July shows that 55% of voters SUPPORT phasing out private insurance, but get to keep their providers: https://morningconsult.com/2019/07/02/majority-backs-medicare-for-all-replacing-private-plans-if-preferred-providers-stay/

    (2) If you believe in giving Americans true choice, you allow them the option of picking their hospitals and doctors. Under the current, profit-driven system, people's chocie is limited because of the private insurance companies.

    (3) Those 160 million Americans on private insurance would not get displaced; they would get comprehensive benefits and better under Medicare for All.

  7. So is that the healthcare plan for illegals too or the rest of the 7 billion people on Earth? Asking for Liberals Democrats.

  8. I earned lifetime health care from my job when I retired, and I would like to keep it. If Medicare is better than what I already have, then I would like the option to switch over. On the other hand, my boy hates the insurance his job offers. He can't wait for medicare for all. Options are always better.

  9. the main difference between Pete and Harris plan is that Pete's
    plan had a 1.0 version that was less detailed that was ALWAYS medicare for those who want it
    and a transition, which everybody knew the major points of…
    ….while Harris plan was initially to get rid of private insurance, and within 2 days
    she changed version 3 times!.

    But then she decided to take the Pete Buttigieg route and plan.
    SO Basically the difference is a consistent plan by Pete, which was the first and only
    such plan, and then Harris decided to mostly adopt it, once she saw her voters didnt like her plan.

    So its kinda weird to say well whats the difference between Pete's "new"(its just more detailed) plan
    and that of the gold standard plan of Harris… its rather the other way around: what is the difference between Harris plan and the one of Pete.

  10. Good thinking! Allow just a little bit pharmaceutical and insurance industry political and financial corruption, but not all of it. Now you are probably thinking “why not go the whole “Bernie” and remove all corruption from healthcare. Well, that’s all well and good for Bernie’s principles and the American people, but what about the oligarchs, the overpaid celebrities, like Joe Scarborough , and the legally bribed politicians like McConnell and Pete? They need to wet their beaks too don’t they?

  11. How does a small town mayor with no national experience running at 7% receive so much corporate media exposure? He's representing the interests of the CEOs of the health insurance industry.. The health insurance industry, big pharma and the MSNBC talking heads are well aware if we join the rest of the world and eliminate the private health insurance middle man we'll save billions of dollars, have a far better system and we'll never turn back..

  12. all MSNBCannibal candidates are running because they were involved in massive fraud and ANY ARRESTS of them will label them as Political prisoners (This is why there is a super stacked list of criminals all running for President) Beto is a human Trafficker ButtPlug probably engaged in some serious financial crimes and human trafficking like BETO .. The list goes on and on

  13. Just allow people to buy into Medicare and outlaw drug companys to use rxcards to undersell ACA prices. The loopholes matter.

  14. I just don’t understand why this conversation is mucked up. Medicare for all will cover everything. Who cares if you “lose” your private insurance? You won’t need it you’ll be full covered for Cheaper. If insurance is given to you as a perk for your job you Get higher wages with Bernie’s plan go make up for that. What’s there to argue against? It’s how it’s done every where else..

  15. If the insurance companies want to stay relevant, they need to stop gouging the people who keep them in business. They need a more patient orientation.

  16. Is the Fire Department inconsistent with personal freedom? If I don't want to subscribe to that service I shouldn't have to pay for it, i'll take the risk to put out the fire myself, right?

  17. The very notion that most people are happy with their company provided health insurance is ludicrous, no one is happy paying massive CO pays with high deductibles for what is worse and worse every year

  18. Most Americans are a medical emergency away from bankruptcy and debt, Pete, isn't addressing the actual issues most of the middle to lower economic class are experiencing. I want a candidate, who isn't taking money from the insurance companies, charging people exorbitant rates, and offering little to no coverage. My votes set, I'm voting Sanders on the ballot.

  19. I am half Maltese and obviously can speak the language. Buttigieg is pronounced as follows. NOT Buttijudge , it’s Buttigeeg . Thank you 😅

  20. What a farce. It’s just comical is the climate change propaganda. There’s no climate change crisis. The climate is as it always has been. There’s actually less unusual weather right now according to statistics. The atmosphere extends up 391,000 miles according to SOHO. Each Carbon dioxide molecule effects the weather less and less as there’s more and more of it. More carbon dioxide at this point makes no difference whatsoever. They are not sure if it’s causing warming, but if it does, that’s a good thing. There will be more food. Thousands and thousands of scientists from places such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford universities have denounced climate change is pure propaganda. You won’t hear any of that on the propaganda media that we have these days. It’s even hard to find true information from Google since they manipulate their search results. Google admitted that they manipulate search results to try to change the way we think. Psychologists have said that Hillary Clinton that 20% more votes because of what Google did in 2016. Google is disgusting. But if you dig hard enough you will find true information. It’s definitely hard to do but you can do it

  21. My union negotiated excellent health insurance for my family and I. We live in the NY metro area and have access to the best healthcare in the country for a minute cost – this would destroy my plan and force out private insurance while replacing it with junk, government run crap

  22. Mika: What's the difference between Pete's healthcare plan and Kamala's?
    Establishment crony: Simple, Pete's was written by Aetna, and Harris' was written by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

  23. I don't know anyone who is happy with their health insurance – some still go broke because of what they don't cover and super high prescription costs – stop saying we're happy with it

  24. Recently, Israel has been accused of spying on the White House. Is Israel the source of the alleged communication between Trump and a Foreign Official?

  25. in Canada we have government run health care, but I still have a private insurer for the extras , it's not one or the other here we have no choice of the government run one but we can and do supplement for things like dental, eye glasses, private rooms ect.

  26. Nobody wants half-measures, Pete. Medicare For All is what we want! It's already up & running, all you need to do is expand it overtime, starting with the oldest folks under 65 & working down. There will still be private plans for the affluent folks who want nose jobs & tit jobs, that market won't disappear. But Senile Joe is trippin' — nobody I know loves their current private health insurance through their job, even if they love their doctor. With M4A, all the doctors will be part of the plan. The rest of us won't need or care about private insurance.

  27. This solves none of the problems we have! How is he going to pay for the expansion of the Medicare part if people are still sinking tons of money into their private insurance company shareholder's pockets who get richer off us the more medical care they deny people? Is he gonna make it so the person who chooses private care can't get the medicare cause they hadn't paid into it like the people who put their money into the Medicare system the whole time? In order to pay for it, you have to either broaden the base of people sharing the cost for the government plan or have a plan like the 2 Cents plan Warren has. Half measures don't work, it is the same problem as what we have now!

  28. OMG NOBODY is, "quite happy," with their health insurance companies!

    If you are, you either own some of their stock, or you've had a MASSIVE head trauma!

    Whether it's through their employer or not!

    Nobody likes their deductible, or their co-pays.

    Nobody is quite happy having to choose between buying food and medical bills.

    Grandma shouldn't have to sell the house that Grandpa BUILT because they get sick or injured and his insurance goes up, or won't cover what they need.

    Every other country on the planet guarantees that their people don't have to pay an insurance company for health care, regardless of how many extra dollars a week their taxes increase.

    PLEASE, take my insurance deductibles, co-pays, X-ray and ambulance, and dental costs AWAY, it's WORTH the few bucks a month extra in taxes to me so I'll never get another hospital or doctor bill again.

  29. Mayor is in trouble. He take private insurance money which is horrific. He's taking money from everyone.
    Now he's in trouble again with people back home…..yikes
    https://youtu.be/nNw6aX3SEJA

  30. Your plan is NOT medicare for all and how dare you invoke its name bc of its popularity and then bastardize it with your establishment BS. Sidenote: quit calling yourself a progressive, you're not. All you do is attack progressives left and right. Good thing your poll numbers indicate you wont make it past the primaries 🙄

  31. I like how MSNBC Let's this Poof follow around the only President Canidate who happens to be a Bumboy. Cowinsedense I don't think so.

  32. Please come join us on Facebook at Team Pete Buttigieg 2020 for breaking news, great discussion, and resources for all things Pete. Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/teampetebuttigieg/

  33. BUTTIGIEG IS FOR PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES BECAUSE HIS DONORS GET FUNDED BY THEM, HIS MEDICARE FOR ALL NAME-STEALING PLAN IS JUST WATERED DOWN PUBLIC OPTION MASSIVE GIFT TO PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES

  34. An example of how employer based health works is GM revoking it for the autoworkers on trike. They went on strike and GM said ok, your healthcare is suspended and now thereon COBRA for the duration. All the power is under corporate control, not the employee/worker. They decide what your plan is,not you.

  35. Warren or Sanders are not proposing a government take over of healthcare. That would require nationalizing the hospitals where people receive care. All they're proposing is to take the profit motive out of the middle man which is the insurance companies, by having medicare replace it. Since medicare isn't a private company, it doesn't need to make a profit and hence doesn't need to inflate the price of healthcare higher than what it needs to be. That's why the cost of healthcare in countries where insurance is nationalized is way less. It would also prevent the collusion between the hospitals and insurance companies from marking up the prices even further. It's better to have the private hospitals negotiating the prices with only medicare so that way the hospitals can't price gauge you as well. You notice that roads and fire departments save you a lot more money when they're government run. People on medicare also prefer it much better to when they had private insurance. When you have all this fear being spread about medicare for all, the source are the private insurance companies who don't want to lose business, and unfortunately the media and politicians are happy to parrot their talking points cause they're also taking money from them. The media runs insurance ads, remember that

  36. Buttigieg is intelligent and strategic. His plan speaks to a wide American population. A public option could be enrollment in the Federal healthcare plan which Trump and his family benefit.

  37. Buttigieg go back home and fix the problems you created. Your city officials are corrupt and you want to replace Trump's corruptions!!!!! You're bought and paid for.

  38. He is a socially liberal and fiscally conservative Democrat. He will not get the nomination because the Dem party is not with that wave.

  39. Has Karine Jean-Pierre forgotten that Kamala wanted to abolish private coverage just 2 months ago? Mayor Pete has been consistent on his stance regarding health care coverage. Kamala ripped a page from Pete’s Medicare for all who want it page.

  40. 3:30 Yeah, private insurance companies might be able to stay competitive and offer comparable coverage, but it would mean that their CEOs won't make an average of $18 MILLION A YEAR! Maybe they'll have to get by on, I don't know, $3 mill? Could they do that?

    https://www.gq.com/story/eat-the-health-care-ceos

  41. Command me to pay less for Medicare for all than I pay for the private insurance scam I’m trapped in now. You corporate media fools get paid by the corporate health system. You are disingenuous.

  42. Nobody is happy with ANY insurance, be it health, car, home-owners, flood, etc, etc etc. Stop spreading this lie that people are so attached to their insurance company that they are not willing to lose it for something much better….

  43. Ppl under the whims of insurance companies are held hostage and love them regardless the he'll they're put through. Forgot the word for it..

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