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Sirota: Biden's policy proposals give too much money to private medical insurers

Daily Poster founder David Sirota criticized President Biden, arguing that White House policy proposals give too much money to private insurance companies. 

In an interview on Hill.TV’s “Rising,” Sirota, a former speechwriter for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms GOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, argued that the White House's American Families Plan does not go far enough to ensure a public option for health care.

Sirota said that while the White House’s American Families Plan fact sheet released Wednesday stated that Biden has a plan for items like Medicare expansion, a public option and lowering prescription drug costs, they are not actually included in that specific plan. 

Sirota added that Biden’s $4 trillion infrastructure plan will give $200 billion to private health insurance companies “which helped create the healthcare crisis unto itself." 

“At this point, I don’t know if it’s confusion or deliberate bait and switch,” Sirota said. “But to me, this is a president who campaigned promising at least a public health insurance option and he has essentially gone in on the first two bills on just shoveling money to private insurers.” 

“You don’t necessarily on policy believe healthcare is a human right if your healthcare policy is simply shoveling money to private health insurance CEOs who ration medical care while they’re making huge profits.” 

Watch part of Sirota’s interview above.