Would Democratic Candidates Get Rid Of Private Health Insurance? | NBC News


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YOU LIBERAL IDIOTS DON’T STAND A CHANCE COME 2020!!! YOUR ANTI AMERICAN, SOCIALIST, INSANE IDEOLOGIES WILL NEVER RESONATE WITH TRUE AMERICANS!😂😂😂

MSNBC=FAKE NEWS FOREVER

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HAIL VICTORY!!! 🤚🤚🤚

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Let me tell you why universal government healthcare will be a complete disaster. My aunt is a nurse who have been working at VA (Veterans Hospital) for many years. She recently tore her acl and the wait time for them to review her files are up tp 10 weeks and even longer to schedule an appointment. Can you imagine being in pain for that long without having a opportunity to get surgery? She does have private insurance so she is considering going that route which will only take about 1 week to schedule an appointment for a surgery. If they can't provide adequate care and support the government hospitals, how would expect me to believe that they can take care of 330 million people?

GDP was 3.25 for the first quarter and we have the lowest unemployment in fifty years, and the dem candidates said we have to get Americans back to work. Lmao

Medicare on its own is not sustainable. It currently only survives because private insurance subsidizes Medicare shortfalls. It also has huge rates of fraud and incorrect billings which in fact make it significantly more wasteful than private insurance. Politicians who talk about Medicare's "low overhead" compared to private insurance are either lying or are ignorant.

Hey, the debates gave another three years of “investigations” by MSNBC and CNN: Breaking News…RUSSIANS sabotage debate!!! (A definite case of Russian collusion with the lame streamers of Pravda West!)

Great debate…10 more to speak tomorrow! Was really impressed at the conversations and knowledge on all issues.

Is the Trump fanatics the only ones who is writing on this site? People who don't care about anyone but themself and Boss Trump. Trolls.

Something about these debates i dislike is they never have anything good to say about the président that is an has done an only negative things but say they can do better but really they dont even know really if they could or not but are determin to say they can.what a joke.same goes for canadian primeminister here but trudeau has done nothing for us at all.

Not a single candidate has an innovative idea, is more of the same free crap that they keep promising, Trump is going to win easily and this is coming from an independent.

Is Elizabeth Warren serious? Omg. Wth is she thinking? I hope ppl make the right choice and vote her out.and also Bernie Sanders they both have to go. TRUMP 2020! for sure 100%

Medicare for All.? Bad idea. Very Bad idea. The worst ever and we The ppl America doesnt want it and we refuse to be a socialist country

Democrats likes to point to how other countries have free healthcare but don't want to talk about how they make it possible…

Without your GRAND JURIES working properly, THEY ALREADY DID, FOR EVEYONE EXCEPT THE PREMIUM COLLECTING INSURER WHO'S PAYING VIRTUALLY NO DUE-BENEFITS…

Medical insurance is a Ponzi scheme. if the insurance industry had to pay out on everybody that held a policy they would be bankrupt. They are hedging their bets in the same way the Wall Street did on the housing industry. inevitably there will be some type of a healthcare disaster that will leave the insurance industry in a position where they're asking for a bail out. but once again the American citizen will still be stuck with the bill from the medical practitioner. There are billions currently in profits each year if not each quarter from the insurance industry. That's a lot of overhead and those Prophets could be reintroduced medical practitioners to cover the entire bill not just a portion that we end up getting a second bill people that are against universal health Care keep saying good if you have great insurance you shouldn't have to give it up. insurance is not a health care provider. What you would joy is your provider not paying an insurance company to be a middleman between yourself and your health care practitioner. Union workers in particular what benefit from a universal health Care system. Part of a union workers pay package is exceptional healthcare insurance. But if your employer is no longer required to provide insurance those additional funds could go back into wages.

**Lester Holt** asking the question & a show of hands is the best way to handle this many people because they are not actually debating & it gets the questions answered without having to hear all the additional stuff that just throws the viewers off tract.

Want to solve the healthcare problem? take it back to the source. Money. All these arguments over insurance HAH! The real question should be "  Why do we need insurance"  Well its because its so unreasonably ridiculously expensive. Why is it so expensive? Because of liscensing and malpractice suits. Hospitals used to be churches who wanted to help. Now they are for-profit corperations who abuse their monopoly.What would happen if they let high school grads go strait to med school? a flood of doctors on the market? What would happen if we could deal directly with doctors instead of hospitals wedging between? If there were more competition in the medical field the cost would be driven down. make medical "club" easier to get into and they lose their monopoly. Pass laws to protect docs from malpractice. Just my  Ideas.

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Ugh everyone is full of it!!! Tulsi is trying to attract the wrong base. Hunny NO you have to be bold. Just say Medicare for all. And be done with it.

Single payor system. Why profit from sickness caring? Nurses and Doctors have to do 8 years to vet their degrees, make them pay off their student loans via working these 8 years off at clinics, hospital, community center, senior care, etc.

Hypocrisy exposed. The socialists want private health insurance for themselves, but preach a government solution to everyone else.

You are not getting rid of my private insurance and I am not paying for other people's college debt. Already paid for my own.

its not free… taxes pay for it. we will have to pay for 326 million people and all the people that are coming here illegally

Did Lester Holt mean to just ask if they would abolish their own personal private health insurance (the candidates themselves)? If so, why did he use the word "abolish"? And wouldn't the more important question be would you get rid of private health insurance in general? I think he either read the question wrong or was given a poorly thought-out question.

Having all free health care will be just like petting out a sign saying free beer on skid row. The whole system will be swamped where quality health care will be flushed down the toilet.

Every single one of these crooks have more money coming in than their salary's pay…we all are being scammed

Scientist and creator of the weather channel said there is no global warming and this is all a hoax..he is a top weather scientist..this is a hoax to grab money/power by liberal globalist..beware

The best thing the US could do is outlaw private health insurance policies, except for areas like cosmetic surgery… This is what occurs in most other democracies and works well. Not good for insurance, great for the people, halving the cost, with better cover.

Why can't we just make healthcare more affordable by taking away laws that stop cheaper healthcare and promote monopolies? In my opinion, these politicians aren't going to the root of the problem which is cost, not lack of money.

"Who here would abolish THEIR private health insurance in favor of a government run plan?"
Kamala heard him right. I hate to admit it, she's sharp and very quick.

Healthcare and Emergency Service are two different things. Alot of people dictate "dieing in the street" is an emergency millions of people are so dumb that they don't understand the difference
It is this ignorance the mainstream media exploits to trick voters for every possible vote when the sheeple hear "diein in the street", the believe and blindly follow
EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the US IS accepted in emergency rooms in emergency situations. It's ILLEGAL for ANY emergency room (IN ALL 50 STATES) to turn down "ANY PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED ANDOR IN A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION"
Nobody has ever "died on the street" because a US emergency room "SAID NO". How is anyone willing to be ledto believe such nonsense [Example: (gunshot victim enters emergency room) "we canot treat u in this hospital. You have no US medical coverage"

Healthcare is different. Long-Term (lifetime)healthcare is what illegal immigrants are not eligible for It is impossible for US tax-payers to support everyone sneaking into the country with FULL medical support.
This equals to : all ANYBODY ANYWHERE in the world, with any type Illness, has to do is just cross our border. After that it's up to to US tax-payers handle the complications.
PLS WAKE UP EVERYONE!!!! Question AND Research EVERYTHING !!!! do this and formulate your own opinions, ideas, and beliefs NEVER allow anyone to control your mind. Always think for urself.

Gabbard said it best.

Warren said, "I am with Bernie." OK, then why do we need her when we have the 'real deal' in Bernie? Warren should drop out of the Democratic presidential primary and endorse him now when it counts.

Go ahead ingrates keep raising your hands in support of America's demise. You ungrateful treasonous idiots need to be horse whipped for that display of willful ignorance.

Single payer does NOT abolish private insurance. Even in Canada, for example, insurance co's do a thriving business, offering supplemental insurance for anything that may not be covered under single payer, such as a private room if you are hospitalized.

But leaving health care up to the for profit insurance co's is nuts. A health insurance co's primary goal is not health care, As with every "for profit" corporation its primary goal and reason for existence is maximizing profits for it's shareholders. Profits are maximized by avoiding anyone with health issues, by denying claims, by fine print plans that don't cover what buyers think is covered, and by the highest possible premiums, co-payments, and deductibles.

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