During a campaign stop at the Bickford Senior Living Center in Muscatine, Iowa, a resident confronted Sen. Kamala Harris over her health care plan, telling her to “leave our health care system alone”.
The woman: “I understand that you are advocating health care for everyone.”
Harris: “Yes, ma’am.”
Woman: “Who’s going to pay for it?”
Harris: “Well, we’re gonna pay for it because, right now, let me tell you something, we’re all paying for health care and it’s in the emergency room.”
Woman: “No we’re not. No we’re not. Leave our health-care system alone. We don’t want you to mess with it.
Harris: “Okay, I don’t intend to mess with it.”
The Federalist’s Chrissy Clark writes Harris “lied right to the woman’s face. She said, “I don’t intend to mess with” Americans’ health care, reiterating that later in the video. Yet her twist on socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan would disadvantage private health insurance and ultimately lead to its demise, as analyst Chris Jacobs explains here. The proposal would dramatically change U.S. health care.”