After reading the article, it seems like a mix of information being left out (AOC only said 2-3 sentences to HuffPo?) and a misunderstanding of her intent.
If all we get is a complete public option, with that being the worst case scenario, then we can live with that to start with.
A public option will most likely be more expensive than private insurance, in particular if you have a middle class or higher income and you are below average age. Medicare government spending right now is ca. 1000$ per person monthly (older people, higher costs), not cheap either.
Overall the Dem field is very weak right now. Trump has wracked Ukraine-Biden and Poci-Warren so that the unburdened Buttigieg could fill the void. I believe he is still around two percent among black Dems and is not a viable candidate.
Sanders got clobbered and humiliated by HER last time. Maybe he will fight this time. Warren endorsed HER last time and will endorse Sanders' main opponent again.
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