Elizabeth Warren seems to be realizing that her pro-abortion Medicare for All program is not as popular with voters as she initially thought.
According to the Daily Wire, the Democrat presidential candidate is backtracking on a key element of her national health care plan as her polling numbers drop.
Warren recently said her Medicaid for All program will no longer be mandatory. Instead, she said people with private health insurance will be allowed to keep their plans if they want to.
“We’re going to push through health care that’s available to everyone,” Warren told an Iowa crowd recently. “You don’t have to, but it’s your choice, if you want to come in and get full health care coverage.”
This is a change from her initial proposal, which would have forced everyone onto the government-run health care program. Warren suggested that eventually the program could become mandatory, but she would not force it on all Americans right away.
“And then when people have a chance to try it, when you’ve had the choice — nobody has to but — when you’ve had the choice and tried full health care coverage, then we’ll vote,” Warren said. “And I believe America is going to say, ‘We like Medicare for All.’”
Her plan still would force American taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies – another hugely unpopular element. Warren consistently has said she supports taxpayer-funded abortions without restriction. She also opposes even modest limits on abortion after viability.
Most Americans want viable, late-term unborn babies to be protected from abortions, and they do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions either. In 2016, when Hillary Clinton campaigned on the same issue, a Harvard University poll found that only 36 percent of likely voters support overturning the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions in Medicare.
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And while Warren claims taxpayer-funded abortions are especially important for poor women, the poll suggests that it is not what low-income women want. According to the poll, voters who make more than $75,000 were more supportive of forcing taxpayers to fund abortions (45 percent in favor), while those who make $25,000 or less were strongly against it (24 percent in favor). In other words, the people most likely to qualify for a Medicaid-covered, taxpayer-funded abortion are the ones who oppose it the most.
A January poll by Marist University found similarly strong opinions, with 75 percent saying they oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and 19 percent saying they support them.
Pro-life leaders are speaking out strongly against Democrats’ proposed Medicaid for All plans. Fellow presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ plan is similar to Warren’s. It also would force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com earlier this month, “No matter the proposal, Democratic Party leaders’ Medicare-for-All pitches have one thing in common: dramatic expansion of abortion on demand through birth, paid for by taxpayers.”