Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019 (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas).
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has unveiled an ambitious new healthcare proposal. Released just before the second Democratic presidential candidate debates, which will take place in Detroit, Michigan on July 30 and 31, the plan serves as both a corrective and a clarification of Harris’ comments on healthcare made during the first Democratic debate in June. When asked whether she would be willing to abandon the private health insurance system, Harris confirmed that she would. Afterwards, when questioned by the media about her response, Harris indicated that she misunderstood the moderator’s question — she had interpreted the question as whether she would give up her private insurance plan for a government option.
This gaffe led critics and supporters to believe that…
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