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Sen. Bennet: Cutting private health insurance 'bad opening offer'

By Politico  
   February 11, 2019

Calling it “a bad opening offer,” Sen. Michael Bennet, a moderate Democrat mulling a presidential run, on Sunday shot down calls from the left wing of his party to eliminate private insurance as part of a sweeping health care overhaul. Asked about "Medicare for all" proposals on NBC's "Meet the Press," the Colorado Democrat touted a bill he has co-sponsored with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) that would create a public health care option but let people keep their existing insurance.

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