Massachusetts Senator and Democrat Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released her $52 trillion government healthcare takeover on Friday and admitted during the rollout that private health insurance, specifically insurance provided by employers, will be eliminated.
This part proves @Ewarren plans to eliminate private health insurance altogether, forcing employers to eliminate health insurance plans and choices for employees to pay into the government program. You cannot keep your current plan, the plan you like and choose. https://t.co/E4cyXBRsxA— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 1, 2019
Also take note of the language, "take the money." Otherwise known as government confiscation.
When pressed on what would happen to the millions of people employed by the private insurance industry, Warren stumbled and seemed unfamiliar with what's actually in her plan. She flippantly said the people she will put in the unemployment line can "work in other parts" of the industry, like life or car insurance.
Holy shit, Warren doesn't even know what's in her own plan. Says proposals for the 2 million who lose their jobs are "right there in the plan." They are not. The plan says there'll be another plan "in the weeks ahead" that will cover the transition period. pic.twitter.com/Xh3Gst2SDY— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) November 1, 2019
The vast majority of Americans get their health insurance through an employer. Further the majority of those people, 180 million of them, like their plans.
New survey findings released by America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) showed 71% of Americans are satisfied with their current employer-provided health coverage. Further, 56% indicated coverage remains a key factor in their choice to stay at their current job.
Take a look at this chart, also from AHIP:
Warren's plan will destroy the private insurance market and the lives of millions who depend on it, either through coverage or employment.