In January, she seemed to say that she believed it was necessary to "eliminate all of that" when speaking about the "process of going through an insurance company", during a CNN town hall, essentially arguing private insurance needed to be abolished.
"I am not for taking private insurance away", Ryan said on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures", adding, "We can not be a party that goes into a general election taking private health insurance away from union members in some of these states that negotiated pretty good health care plans for themselves".
Harris has been forced to clarify her position on private medical insurance before. But when Americans are told that the program could eliminate private health insurance - as Bernie Sanders' agenda envisions, phasing out private coverage within four years - most people run for the hills. After the debate, however, her team tried to walk back her response, saying she misunderstood the question and thought she was being asked if she would give up her own insurance for a government-run plan.
"I think that's kind of ageism to tell you the truth", Sanders, who is 77, responded when a journalist asked about the "generational argument being made by one of your younger rivals".
During her time in the Senate, Harris co-sponsored the public option spearheaded by Sen.
Sen. Kamala Harris said Friday that she does not support eliminating private health insurance, after she and Sen. I know it was interpreted that way, ' Harris replied.
Harris threaded the needle on "CBS This Morning, ' saying that under her preferred 'Medicare For all" model 'private insurance would certainly exist for supplemental coverage'. On Wednesday night, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were the only two candidates to raise their hands when asked if they would scrap private insurance.
The gaffe comes months after Harris faced backlash for stating she feels "very strongly" about fully embracing the single-payer health insurance system, which would overhaul the entire American health care market.
Her campaign dismissed criticism that Harris had muddled the issue again.
"What they are really telling you is they just won't fight for it. Healthcare is a basic right, and I will fight for it", she said. "For fogeys that scrutinize the tape, I contemplate you will scrutinize that there are obviously many interpretations of what I acknowledged", she educated Jake Tapper. And the reality of how this affects real people is captured in a story that many of us heard and I will paraphrase.
Like the 10 candidates in the first Democratic debate on Wednesday night, the contenders on Thursday disagreed over the best way to boost access to healthcare insurance coverage. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"If you support Medicare-for-all, you have to be willing to end the greed of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries", Sanders wrote. How about taking care of American Citizens first!?