[Ed. – Who says Medicare for All would permit Americans to keep their doctor? Is Jaypal just assuming this would be the case because it was supposed to be the case with Obamacare?]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal said most of the public does not like private insurance plans.
While appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, the Washington state Democrat was asked how she justifies “Medicare for all” to voters who like private operating insurance.
“Well, I would just say, first of all, that nobody likes their private insurance plan. What they like is their doctor,” said Jayapal. “And, if you look at all the polling, when people are asked if they want to give up their private insurance, the support goes down a little. If you take the next question, which is, ‘If you could keep your doctor but you were going to have to give up your private insurance plan,’ the support goes up even higher.”
Jayapal, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, also criticized the idea of an employer-provided insurance, claiming it limits employees’ options.