Bennet: Sanders is 'wrong to propose' 'Medicare for All'

Bennet: Sanders is 'wrong to propose' 'Medicare for All'
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Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously How Congress is preventing a Medicare bankruptcy during COVID-19 MORE (D-Colo.) said Thursday in a CNN town hall that fellow White House hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE (I-Vt.) is "wrong" to propose "Medicare for All."

Bennet said his own plan would include a "public option" and allow people to keep their insurer if they like it. He characterized it as “Medicare for All, if you want it."

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"But if you want to keep the insurance you have, which many people do, then you’d be able to do that as well,” Bennet said.

“Now, Bernie is proposing: If you like your insurance, we’re going to take it away from you,” he said. “Bernie’s wrong to propose it. I think what we should do is give American people a choice.”

Sanders and other 2020 Democrats have backed Medicare for All. Bennet, meanwhile, has supported a plan called "Medicare X," which would allow people of all ages to purchase Medicare plans, which are currently mostly restricted to people age 65 and older.

Bennet and Sanders are among the two dozen presidential candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination.