Manchester, UNITED STATES
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses the crowd at...
PETE BUTTIGIEG: Like Biden, Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, favors a public option, which would allow individuals to opt into a government plan but would preserve the existing role for private insurers. Buttigieg, who has coined the phrase "Medicare for all who want it" to describe the concept, has argued that a public option will eventually lead to a single-payer system, because individuals will find that Medicare is more cost-efficient than private policies.
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