“Medicare for All”—cosponsored by Sen. Harris—makes employer-provided insurance illegal
Sen. Kamala Harris, a vocal supporter and cosponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” legislation, executed a rarely-seen double-back-flip on her position on eliminating employer-provided health insurance, which “Medicare for All” does explicitly.
Sen. Harris’ brilliant maneuver, which requires a politician to take two mutually inconsistent stances in quick succession while remaining squarely on her feet, took place before an enraptured audience last night, as she raised her hand when asked if she would abolish private health insurance that is provided by employers.
Just hours later, and without breaking a sweat, Sen. Harris flipped to the opposite stance, asserting that she had misheard the question. This follows months of gymnastic feats by Harris on the legislation she cosponsored and its impact.
Harris told CNN in January that she was committed to eliminating private health insurance: “Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.” But in May Harris flipped to the opposite position, insisting to CNN’S Jake Tapper, “That’s not what I meant.”
“Sen. Harris’ contortions on how Medicare for All wipes out private health insurance are the reason why One Nation has launched its national education campaign: so that all Americans—including Sen. Harris—will understand what Medicare for All would do to our health care system.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol