Kamala Harris During theDemocratic debate in June, Harris had come down on the side ofeliminating private insurance, but then backtracked, saying thatshe misunderstood the question. (Photo: AnthonyLanzilote/Bloomberg)

As more Democrats articulate their view of just what a Medicarefor All scenario might look like, Senator Kamala Harris, D-CA, hasunveiled her version—which keeps private insurance in thepicture.

Although she's a cosponsor of the Medicare for All plan proposed by SenatorBernie Sanders, I-VT, which would be phased in over four years andeliminate private insurers in the process, According to Medium, Harris's version takes 10 years to comeinto full effect and retains private insurers who would offerMedicare plans “that adhere to strict Medicare requirements oncosts and benefits.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.