Kamala Harris passed zero pieces of legislation while in the Senate, perhaps explaining why she is already compromising Medicare for All position

California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris told CNN that she is in favor of eliminating the private health insurance system in favor of a Medicare for All system. This is a pretty bold statement, and one that many health policy wonks even on the political left doubt can be achieved any time soon.

But before long, Harris’s staff panicked and informed CNN she is open to compromise:

As the furor grew, a Harris adviser on Tuesday 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. It represents a compromise position that risks angering “Medicare-for-all” proponents, who view eliminating private health insurance as key to enacting their comprehensive reform.

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