Hillary cautions 2020 Dems that Medicare for All, wealth tax would be "disruptive"

“I think the debate within the Democratic Party is a very healthy debate to try to figure out how to achieve the goal of covering everybody with quality, affordable health care,” Clinton began. “My view on this, having been working on it for many years now, is that the Affordable Care Act took us to 90 percent of coverage, the highest we have ever gotten in our country after many, many efforts… we have a 10-percent gap to fill and we have a lot of learning to do about the best way not only to fill the gap but then to drive down costs as much as it’s possible to do so without undermining quality advancements.”…

“I don’t believe we should be in the midst of a big disruption while we are trying to get to 100-percent coverage and deal with costs and face some tough issues about competitiveness and other kinds of innovation in health care,” the Democrat continued. “If you look at the 2018 election, you even look at the gains that were made by Democrats [on Tuesday’s elections], the people who are saying, ‘You know what, I am determined — we’re gonna get to universal coverage, we’re going to get to a point where people can afford it, their premiums are not going to be skyrocketing, their deductibles are not going to be overwhelming, et cetera — and here’s the best way to do it.’ That is, I think, the best position politically, and I also think it makes the most sense in terms of solving the problem.”

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