Amy Klobuchar Says Medicare for All ‘Could Be a Possibility in the Future,’ But Not Now

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar set herself apart from other Democratic 2020 presidential candidates by distancing herself from Medicare for All.

In a CNN town hall Monday night, the Minnesota senator said she supported moving toward universal healthcare, but that Medicare for All wasn’t realistic for immediate results.

“I think it’s something that we can look to for the future but I want to get action now,” Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar earlier emphasized that she thought there needed to be a public option for healthcare and that looking at expanding Medicaid was a possible solution.

“That’s part of the equation, but the other part of the equation is doing something about prescription drugs,” she added, also mentioning that her guest to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union this month was a mother whose son died because he was rationing his insulin.

“That shouldn’t happen in the United States of America, but it did, and that’s why I believe that we need to push those drug companies,” Klobuchar said. “They think they own Washington, they don’t own me.”

Klobuchar’s views stand in stark contrast with her colleagues that are in the presidential race.  Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Cory Booker have all pushed Medicare for All as part of their campaign platform.

“We can look at other options,” Klobuchar continued, not completely discrediting Medicare for All,  “but we’ve got to start somewhere and I think we can do that more immediately.”

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The Minnesota Democrat took another step back from her colleagues by putting down the idea of free public college at the town hall.

“I am not for free four-year college for all, no,” she said. “If I was a magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it, I would.”

She instead said she supported free two-year college programs and expanding Pell grants.

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Rocky Drummond
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People have serious issues with our current health care debacle TODAY! Postponment of changes won’t help us now, before we go broke or die.

If you aren’t part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Go away, Amy.

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