Pete Buttigieg On Healthcare, NH Primary, And More

MILFORD, New Hampshire (WBZ NewsRadio) — WBZ NewsRadio caught up with Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg one-on-one after a town hall event in Milford, New Hampshire Thursday afternoon.

Buttigieg spoke with WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay about New Hampshire voters, his healthcare plan, and more.

On His Healthcare Plan

"Well, I think it’s the best policy. The idea of Medicare for All Who Want It is that anybody can get onto that public alternative if you want to, but I’m not going to force you. If there’s some reason why you would prefer to be on your private plan, there’s no need to compel you to leave it. After all, if the public plan that we create is going to be the best for everybody, everybody will choose it and eventually it will be Medicare for all. But, I don’t want to assume that Washington is going to know best when and whether that choice is right for you. I trust individual Americans to decide for themselves whether they want to stick with a private plan or come onto the public one we’ll create."

On New Hampshire Voters

"I’m the same person with the same values everywhere I go, but this is certainly a good place for me to renew my call for as many people as possible to join this campaign. If somebody usually voted Republican, but they’re disgusted with what’s going on in the White House right now, my message is we would welcome your support. We’re not going to agree on everything, but I think now is the time when we’ve got to come together as a country, move past what’s going on in this White House. And I meet a lot of folks who say they usually vote Republican, but they’re going to support us this time."

Listen to the full interview below.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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