U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) told a conservative talk-radio host Friday that he and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders both want to repeal and replace Obamacare with a healthcare law that covers people with pre-existing conditions.
In fact, Sanders’ universal healthcare plan, called “Medicare for All,” would cover all people, including those with pre-existing conditions.
But Gardner has yet to produce a specific plan that would do so. Instead, Gardner voted three times to kill Obamacare, even though he had no plan to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
“I disagree with [Sanders] on [Medicare for All], but [Democrats] still want to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Gardner in an interview with KHOW’s Dan Caplis Friday.
“But what we can agree on is making sure people with pre-existing conditions have coverage, required coverage,” said Gardner on air. “That’s we are about. That’s what we’ll fight for and continue to succeed with.
“We know that we can come together with better plan, a better policy, a better idea that works, that covers people with pre-existing conditions. And unfortunately, Obamacare has failed to do what they promised it would do.”
Gardner’s office did not return a call asking for his “better plan,” if he has one, to replace Obamacare.