A reporter asked Elizabeth Warren what would happen to the tens of thousands of people who, as a result of 100% government-controlled healthcare, would be laid off from private insurance companies.
Her answer seems simple enough and sounds like they just get moved around somewhere else related unless you really pay attention and think about what she actually says.
The question the reporter asks is, “We work in private insurance and all the people here in Des Moine who work in private health insurance. Where do they go and work when private insurance is eliminated?”
Warren’s answer was this, “So if you’ve had a chance to read the plan you’ll see, no one gets left behind. Some of the people currently working in health insurance will work in other parts of insurance. In life insurance, in auto insurance, in car insurance, some will work for Medicaid.
And there is a five-year transition support for everyone. Because what this is about is how we strengthen America’s middle class, and how we make sure that in transitions no one gets left behind. It’s right there in the plan, and it’s fully paid for.”
Q: Where do those who work in health insurance go when private insurance is eliminated?
Sen. Warren: "No one gets left behind. Some of the people currently working in health insurance will work in other parts of insurance. In life insurance, in auto insurance, in car insurance." pic.twitter.com/5jztvYbqnb
— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2019
But here’s the catch, it’s not just as simple as “other parts of insurance” as though they are all under the same umbrella. Health insurance is different than car insurance. Car insurance is different than life insurance. These are not all one and the same.
So essentially it boils down to this, if you’re in health insurance, you’re going to need to get a new job. Sure, you can go sell life insurance if you want to, but you’re going to be starting over and have to jump through all the hoops just like anyone else to get certified to sell life insurance.
What Warren is really saying is that you’ll need to find new employment.