An elderly woman living in a nursing home blasted Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) over her health care plan on Monday during a campaign stop at the Bickford Senior Living Center in Muscatine, Iowa.
“Can I ask you a question?” the woman asked Harris. “I understand that you are advocating health care for everyone.”
“Yes, ma’am,” Harris responded.
“Who’s going to pay for it?” the woman asked.
“Well, we’re going to pay for it,” Harris replied. “Because right now, let me tell you something, we’re all paying for health care for everyone–”
“No, we’re not,” the woman responded as she became irritated with Harris. “No, we’re not.”
“Leave our health care system alone,” the woman told Harris. “We don’t want you to mess with it.”
After a brief continued back-and-forth with the woman, Harris said it was “nice to visit” with her before she left the situation.
Health care has been an issue that Harris has had significant struggles with as she has repeatedly shifted her position on the issue.
Harris was the first co-sponsor on a 2017 bill from socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) which amounted to a government takeover of the health care system.
In January, Harris told CNN she wanted to “eliminate” private insurance and to “move on” to a government-controlled system. Hours later after her comments ignited a media firestorm, Harris backed off her statement. In May, Harris claimed that her comments are “not what” she “meant.” In June, Harris flipped again, signaling during one of the Democrat debates that she would eliminate private insurance. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Harris told CNN that she would eliminate employer-based insurance plans.