Leslie: I am a liberal Democrat — Here’s why I am convinced that ‘Medicare for all’ is a bad idea

n a recent interview, presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said she supports “Medicare for all.” It’s an idea that’s popular among Democrats and, according to the polls, among most Americans. But as Sen. Harris admitted, under “Medicare for all,” people wouldn’t be able to keep their current health care plans.

Without a doubt there are people on the left who want a single-payer health care system that dismantles the private insurance industry. But I do not believe this is what all Democrats want, and I certainly do not believe that the 70 percent of people who say they support “Medicare for all” want it to replace all private insurance options.

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