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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 BennetOvernight Defense: Army details new hair and grooming standards | DC National Guard chief says Pentagon restricted his authority before riot | Colorado calls on Biden not to move Space Command Colorado delegation wants Biden to stop Space Command move to Alabama The Economist hires former NYT editor who resigned following Cotton editorial MORE (D-Colo.) said Thursday in a CNN town hall that fellow White House hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhat the shift in Senate control means for marijuana policy reform Business groups prepare for lobbying push against minimum wage Schumer: Senate could pave way for reconciliation on COVID relief next week 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.