Warren: Unions would get voice in move to public insurance

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Published: Jul. 3, 2019 at 7:59 AM PDT
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Democrat Elizabeth Warren says unions that fought for their health care plans will have a seat at the negotiating table if she's elected president and moves to end the private insurance system, but she won't commit to letting union members keep their plans.

Warren told reporters after a campaign town hall Tuesday night in Las Vegas that it's important that the country "transition to a system that works better for everyone" and that families don't go broke over medical bills.

Nevada, the third-in-line early voting state, has a strong organized labor force that plays a major role in Democratic politics. Union leaders in Nevada and elsewhere have said a push by some in the Democratic field to move to public insurance is out of touch with the priorities of union members who fought hard for their plans.

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