Debate Over Socialist Government-Run Health Care Takes Hold of Democratic Senate Primary Race
Last week, 2020 Democratic candidates for president took to the debate stage to make clear that their party’s policies are now more radical than that of Barack Obama. In particular, Politico noted the “heavy scrutiny” over former President Obama’s signature ObamaCare.
Whether it’s Joe Biden “ObamaCare 2.0” (described as “a new government-run public insurance option” with a $750 billion dollar price tag and a requirement that taxpayers foot the bill for abortions) or Bernie Sanders’ government-run health care plan (which a recent George Mason University study found “would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes”), a socialist government-run health care agenda is taking hold within the party.
Now, Democratic Senate candidates are weighing in as well:
- Kimberly Graham praised “a universal, single-payer health care system” and vowed “I will never accept a private, capitalistic solution.”
- Eddie Mauro supports government-run health care as well.
- Michael Franken (who isn’t even officially in the race yet!) stated that he agreed with Mauro.
- And Theresa Greenfield? Well, she has had “scheduling conflicts.” Keep in mind though, that it appears Greenfield attended an Elizabeth Warren event who supports a government-run plan and dodges questions about raising taxes on Iowans.
“Eddie Mauro, Kimberly Graham and Michael Franken have all made clear that they support government-run health care,” said RPI Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “Theresa Greenfield, on the other hand, spends more time posting about her endorsements from liberal coastal elites than taking questions from Iowans at public town halls. Which government-run health care plan does Greenfield support? Biden’s ObamaCare 2.0 or Sanders’ $32 trillion agenda? Iowans deserve answers as to where Democratic Senate candidates like Theresa Greenfield stand.”