Delaney swipes at Warren: She 'outsourced health care to someone who isn't even a Democrat'

Delaney swipes at Warren: She 'outsourced health care to someone who isn't even a Democrat'
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Former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyCoronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Rodney Davis Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer says Trump right on China but wrong on WHO; CDC issues new guidance for large gatherings The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what 'policing' means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight MORE (D-Md.) has doubled down on his opposition to “Medicare for All,” taking a swing at two of his top-tier opponents in the Democratic primary: Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE (I-Vt.).

Warren confirmed her support for Sanders's Medicare for All bill during Wednesday night's debate, where she shared a stage with Delaney and eight other candidates. 


Delaney called Sanders's universal health care plan, which he acknowledged about half of the Democratic field supports, a "disaster."

"Sen. Warren — who has a plan for everything — but has outsourced health care to someone who isn’t even a Democrat," Delaney said in a statement Thursday. “We should not allow Senator Sanders to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a vessel for his socialist agenda." 

The Hill has reached out to the Warren and Sanders campaigns for comment. 

Sanders will take the stage on Thursday, along with nine other candidates in the crowded field. 

"I hope the moderators give Sen. Sanders an opportunity to reverse course on Medicare for All and support my plan, BetterCare," Delaney said. 

Delaney's health care proposal would create a new public health care plan for Americans under the age of 65, and preserve traditional Medicare. It would also keep private insurance options. 

Delaney was booed earlier this month at a California Democratic Convention for expressing a similar sentiment, telling voters Medicare for All is "actually not good policy."

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