Warren: Eliminate Private Insurance, No Restrictions On Abortion

Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren arrives to participate in the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 26, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty […]

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday night that if she becomes president, she will eliminate private insurance, force everyone on government healthcare, and will not support any restrictions on abortion.

“Many people watching at home have health insurance coverage through their employer,” NBC’s Lester Holt said. “Who here would abolish their private insurance in favor of a government-run plan?”

Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both raised their hands.

In May, The Washington Post reported that “over and over again, roughly 7 out of every 10 Americans report that they’re fairly satisfied with the quality of their personal coverage.”


Later, when asked if she supported any restricts on abortion, Warren refused to answer.

Fox News noted that, according to a 2018 Gallup poll, “over 80 percent of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in the third trimester, while only 13 percent think it should be legal.”