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Democratic candidates face political risks and policy challenges when pressed on health-care specifics
The Washington Post

When Sen. Kamala D. Harris spoke about health care at a CNN forum Monday evening, she threw her support behind a Medicare-for-all plan, sounding similar to other candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

But when pressed for details, the senator from California explained the idea in a way most Democrats assiduously avoid: She agreed that “Medicare-for-all” also means private insurance for none.

“Let’s eliminate all of that,” Harris said, referring to private health insurance. “Let’s move on.”