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. […]