UnitedHealthcare According toUnitedHealth's CEO, the costs of Medicare for All would “surelyhave a severe impact on the economy and jobs — all withoutfundamentally increasing access to care.” (Photo:Shutterstock)

The U.S.'s biggest health insurer sharply criticized the“Medicare for All” proposals being debated by Democrats, sayingthey would destabilize the nation's health-care system and disruptthe economy.

UnitedHealth Group Inc., which provides health insurance toalmost 50 million people, said the proposal by some liberalDemocrats would amount to a “wholesale disruption of Americanhealth care.” Contenders for the Democratic presidentialnomination, including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, havecalled for government-run health care as a way of covering morepeople, calling it a “human right, not a privilege.”

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