Private Insurance Would Not Be Eradicated Under Medicare for All—But It Would Take a Huge Hit

Sen. Kamala Harris defended Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation Monday night at CNN’s town hall, correcting moderator Don Lemon’s statement that the new healthcare plan would “effectively eliminate private insurance.” Harris acknowledged that Medicare for All would phase out private insurance as “the main source, but there would still be supplemental” plans available. […]

U.S. Voters Prefer Expanding Medicare Over New Single-Payer Health Care, Says New Poll

A big question in a lead up to the 2020 presidential election is whether the U.S. should move from its current insurance system-driven health care model to a single-payer concept. Multiple Democratic candidates for president as well as new arrivals on Capitol Hill have pushed for a version of single-payer or Medicare-for-All. Health insurer stocks […]