Harris Vows to Cover Illegal Immigrants Under Medicare-For-All, Says She Won’t Deny Healthcare to ‘Any Human’

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Democratic presidential primary candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she would be “opposed to any policy” that would deny health care under Medicare-for-All to any resident, legally here or not.

While giving a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Harris — one of the 21 Democrats vying for the chance to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election — was pressed about her support a Medicare-for-All proposal that would extend coverage to “any resident,” including illegal immigrants in the U.S. Medicare-for-All is a program championed by her primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Harris responded by saying that she was “opposed to any policy” that would prevent a person in the U.S. — here legally or not — from using taxpayer-funded public health care.

“Let me just be very clear about this: I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health. Period.”

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Harris’s comments expand on her previous backing of Sanders’s Medicare-for-All proposal.

As IJR Blue previously reported, Harris declared her full backing of Medicare-for-All, saying that health care was a “right,” not a “privilege.”

“What we know is that to live in a civil society, to be true to the ideals and the spirit of who we say we are as a country, we have to appreciate and understand that access to health care is a — should not be thought of as a privilege. It should be understood to be a right.”

After Harris announced her backing of the plan, Dr. Marc Siegel spoke out against the proposal, slamming it as a plan that could take “a wrecking ball to private insurance” and stating that access to care would be worse under Medicare-for-All, as IJR Red noted.

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Hang it up Harris, TRUMP will win. YOU are far from Presidential Material. You are too coarse,too mean to people,too full of yourself. .

Otis
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Kamala-lama-ding-dong probably thinks printing money is what creates the wealth to pay for these inane give away programs. Socialism does not work and never will.

Laura Sealey
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They have nothing of substance that the American population wants or needs to here. If they keep talking, they will hand this election to Trump.

Jeffrey
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They keep digging a deeper hole with their giveaway programs. I love how they love to give away everything that’s NOT their’s! What shall we call them: The twenty twits? The twenty turds? I cant wait until it really gets going and they eat their own on national TV. The debates will be fantastic: 20 idiots pushing more dramatic giveaways, trying to outdo the others! 🤪

Linnea
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No country can remain afloat while GIVING everyONE, everyTHING. It simply cannot be done. Anyone who believes it can, really believes it CAN, is a fool.

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