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Tags: 2020 Elections | Healthcare Reform | howard schultz | democrats | medicare for all | presidential campaign

Schultz: 'Well-Intentioned' Candidates 'Out-of-Touch'

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:04 AM

Democratic candidates for president are well-intentioned with many of their policies on healthcare, the economy, and more, but they are also "out of touch" with policies like Medicare-for-all healthcare coverage that are "not realistic," former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is also considering a run for the White House, said Tuesday.

"I think the American people are searching for a longing of truth, authenticity, and obviously policies that can be passed," Schultz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

He told Yahoo! News, in a separate interview, he does not think the Democrats' push for Medicare for all is particularly "not realistic."

"The Democrats are now saying, 'Medicare-for-all,'" he told Yahoo! "That's their solution, which is basically a $33 trillion number, which would take 180 million Americans off of the insurance that's provided by their employer, wipe out the insurance industry."

He said he did support Obamacare, but still thinks it can be fixed, particularly where it comes to premiums that have climbed, making the Affordable Care Act unaffordable to many families.

Schultz said he would call on businesses, governments, and the pharmaceutical and insurance industries to work together on a solution.

On "Fox & Friends," Schultz also spoke out about immigration, saying he does not believe President Donald Trump's move to cut off aid to Central America is a solution to the border situation.

He also said he thinks the wealthy should be "taxed more," but it "doesn't matter how much," because "the marginal tax rate of whether it is 30%, 40% is not going to solve the $22 trillion debt problem we have."

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Democratic candidates are well-intentioned but "out of touch" with policies like Medicare-for-all healthcare coverage that are "not realistic," according to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is also considering a run for the White House.
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