Sanders and Cruz: Healthcare Debate

Tuesday night, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) debated on national TV about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.  Both senators made statements we have come to expect from them.  Sanders generally supported the ACA, but argues that it doesn’t go far enough and should be replaced with Medicare for all.  Cruz hammered Obamacare and recycled squishy claims about people losing their insurance and that government intervention is the main problem with healthcare.  Both candidates took shots at each other, suggesting the Republicans are going to kick millions off of their health insurance and that Democrats support government intruding in decisions between people and their doctors.  In some cases, there was actually agreement between the two senators, especially in their support for allowing the importation of prescription drugs.

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