Watch–Gary Peters Backs Medicare for All, Eliminating Private Health Insurance

A Better Future Michigan ad highlighted how Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) backed Medicare for All, which will eliminate all Michiganders and Americans’ health insurance.

Better Future Michigan, a 501(c)4 social welfare group dedicated to educating the public about economic freedom, released an ad ahead of the 2020 Democrat presidential debates titled Eliminate, which showcases Sen. Peters’ support for Medicare for All, which would eliminate private health insurance.

The ad highlights Peters saying, “You’re going to have Medicare for All down the road.”

Medicare for All, which was first proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would eliminate Americans’ private health insurance with a government health insurnace system. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a sponsor of a popular House Medicare for All bill, recently said that over million private health insurance workers could get displaced under Medicare for All.

Mercatus Center scholar Charles Blahous said that Medicare for All would cost $60 trillion over the next ten years, $38 trillion of which would include new federal spending.

Tori Sachs, the executive director of Better Future Michigan, said, “The people of Michigan deserve to know Sen. Gary Peters believes Medicare for All is the path forward and is a policy that would totally eliminate private health insurance and replace it with government-mandated Medicare.”

The Better Future Michigan arises as one poll found that a majority of Michigan voters oppose Medicare for All. Peters’ support for Medicare for All may jeopardize his Senate campaign as the survey found that 53 percent of Independent Michigan voters oppose the single-payer healthcare plan and only 35 percent support Medicare for All.

“Very clearly, independents are not there on Medicare for All,” said pollster Richard Czuba. “More importantly, older voters are not there on Medicare for All, and they are by far the most dependable voters in the system.”

Sen. Peters faces reelection in 2020 and might have to face off against combat veteran, businessman, and Senate GOP candidate John James. James recently announced that he has raiesd over $1.5 million over three weeks.

“Several studies show Medicare for All would eliminate private health insurance, dramatically increase taxes, and put patients at risk of losing their doctors to a rationed care system,” Sachs continued. “We encourage the people of Michigan to contact Sen. Peters and ask him to rethink his position on eliminating private health insurance.”

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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