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Kamala Harris walked back her support for eliminating private health insurance Friday, a day after she raised her hand during a Democratic presidential primary debate to indicate she supported getting rid of it.

Sanders said his Medicare-for-all plan would dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act - which sought to expand Medicaid and keep premiums affordable by requiring that everyone obtain coverage - by creating a government-run, single-payer system that does not include out-of-pocket costs or deductibles for patients.

Sen. Bernie Sanders chafed at generational attacks against the older Democratic candidates on the debate stage on Thursday night, saying the digs struck him as "ageism".

"But the question was 'would you give up your private insurance for that option?' and I said, 'Yes, '" Harris explained on "Morning Joe".

"No", Harris educated MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when asked if she'd work to abolish internal most neatly being insurance coverage in settle on of "Medicare for All" if elected president.

"I am supportive of Medicare for All".

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Under Medicare for All, insurers could not cover services that were included in the government-run plan, which would offer very comprehensive benefits, including doctors' visits, emergency care, hospitalization, mental health, maternity, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, vision, dental and hearing aids. But he says they'd still spend less on health care under his system than they do today through the private insurance system.

Harris contended on Friday that she heard the word "their" as a reference to her own personal insurance policy.

"The question was would you be willing to give up your private insurance..." I'm telling you what the transcript says. But until now, Sanders has continued to outflank her on health care.

Debate night No. 2 marks the first time top-tier presidential candidates will confront one another in person over who is best fit to lead the Democratic effort to oust President Donald Trump in 2020. According to CNN, Harris' national press secretary, Ian Sams, "signaled that the candidate would also be open to the more moderate health reform plans, which would preserve the industry, being floated by other congressional Democrats".

Ryan said that while he would grant these people "some basic care", he thinks covering them under Medicare is "a whole other conversation that we need to have". Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Because of New Hampshire and 21 other states that supported our agenda, other Democratic candidates now understand that they have got to talk to the needs of the working class of this country", he said. We know this because it's written in the plan she's endorsed from socialist Bernie Sanders.

Sanders said the Medicare-for-all push ahead of the 2020 election is long overdue and reiterated his frequent accusation that the US should be embarrassed for not offering its citizens guaranteed health coverage.