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Remember That Time a Canadian Doctor Told Bernie About the Biggest Problem With Socialist Medicine?

Jacob Hamilton/Ann Arbor News via AP

During her first town hall as an official presidential candidate earlier this week, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris endorsed the elimination of all private healthcare plans in America.

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"I believe it will totally eliminate private insurance. So for people out there who like their insurance — they don’t get to keep it?" CNN's Jake Tapper asked Harris.

"Well listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require," Harris responded. "Who of us has not had that situation where you’ve got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, “Well, I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this”? Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on."

Harris has since backtracked, saying she would allow for the private, employer based health insurance system to exist as long as a socialist option is also available to everyone. Keep in mind the current private employer based system covers 150,000,000 Americans.

But while the 2020 hopeful is endorsing the terrible idea of socialized medicine, the person responsible for the left's embrace of a government run system is former Democrat presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders. 

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Two years ago, Sanders had a Canadian doctor on his podcast as a guest. During the conversation, Dr. Danielle Martin laid out the reasons why the socialist system to the north is actually the opposite of adequate healthcare. 


Basically, unless you're having an emergency, you get to suffer in months long lines. As the doctor noted,  the government bureaucracy fails to provide proper delivery systems for care. Health insurance, aka medicare for all, doesn't mean real medical care for all.

H/T FreeBeacon

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