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Gillibrand Calls Eliminating All Private Health Insurance Plans An ‘Urgent Goal’

"Oh yeah, it is a goal. An urgent goal," Kirsten Gillibrand said about calls to eliminate private health insurance in America.

By NTK Staff | 02.11.2019 @11:18am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that eliminating private health insurance in America is an “urgent goal” during an interview on the podcast “Lovett or Leave It” on Friday.

Host Jon Lovett, a former Obama staffer, asked Gillibrand about recent calls from Democrats to eliminate private health insurance and whether it was an urgent goal for her.

“Oh yeah, it is a goal. An urgent goal,” Gillibrand said. “But let me explain. I ran on ‘Medicare for all’ in 2006 in my upstate New York two-to-one Republican district. And the reason I ran on that message was because I listened first. I traveled around the district, asked people, ‘What’s on your mind, what’s your worry?’ And they overwhelmingly said, ‘I’m worried about access to health care.'”

Gillibrand now joined fellow 2020 Democratic hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in calling for the elimination of private health insurance in America.

According to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), eliminating private health insurance in America could cost more than 1.4 million Americans their jobs.

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