Capitol Report: Kill off the health insurers? Medicare for All is a point of contention in first Democratic debate

Health insurance was a source of contention in the first Democratic debate Wednesday night, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren leaving no space between her and her most formidable liberal rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, by not seeing a role for private insurers.

At the first debate of Democratic presidential candidates in Miami, Warren said she fully supported Sanders’ Medicare-for-All legislation, saying one of the big reasons people go broke is because of medical bills, even for those who have health insurance.

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“I understand that there are a lot of politicians who say, ‘oh, it’s just not possible, we just can’t do it,’” Warren said.

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