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Sanders repeats call for universal health coverage

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:02

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders repeats his call for universal healthcare coverage at a campaign event in Minnesota. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders repeated his call for universal healthcare coverage at a campaign event in Minnesota on Friday (February 12). "There is one country in the industrialized world, just one, that does not guarantee healthcare to all people as a right," Sanders said. "I've been criticized for saying this -- too ambitious, too bold -- so let me say it to you, in my view, healthcare is a right of all people not a privilege," Sanders said. "The Affordable Care act has made some good progress, I voted for it... but we can do better and that is why I support a Medicare for all, and a single payer program" Sanders aid. Hillary Clinton is currently looking to rebound after her crushing 22-point loss to Sanders in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. In a debate on Thursday, she accused Sanders of misleading Americans on healthcare. She said his proposal for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all healthcare plan would mean dismantling the program known as Obamacare and triggering another intense political struggle. "Based on every analysis I can find by people who are sympathetic to the goal, the numbers don't add up," Clinton told Sanders. "That's a promise that cannot be kept." Sanders said he was simply moving to provide what most industrialized countries have - healthcare coverage for all.

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Sanders repeats call for universal health coverage

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:02