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Pete Buttigieg releases health plan, Beto O'Rourke unveils pot proposal


Added 09-19-19 07:22:02pm EST - “Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Thursday released a health care proposal he described as "Medicare for all who want it" that could put the country on a "glide path" to a universal "Medicare for all" system.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Buttigieg releases health plan, O’Rourke unveils pot proposal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

While the political jockeying gets more attention, candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential race are advancing serious policy proposals. The Washington Times takes a weekly look at some of them that may have flown under the radar.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Thursday released a health care proposal he described as “Medicare for all who want it” that could put the country on a “glide path” to a universal “Medicare for all” system.

“This gives Americans a choice,” Mr. Buttigieg said. “If you prefer a public plan like Medicare — like I think most Americans will — you can choose it. But if you prefer to keep your private insurance, you can.”

Mr. Buttigieg joins 2020 candidates such as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Michael Bennet, who have advocated for a public insurance option to compete with private plans.

That’s a contrast to Sen. Bernard Sanders’ government-run vision, which would eliminate private insurance altogether.

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