Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has taken a dim view of the healthcare plan of her rival Bernie Saunders, viewing it as dead on arrival.
While speaking at a rally at Iowa’s Simpson College, Clinton said in reference to Sanders’ plan “you’ll get gridlock and an endless wait for advances that will never come.”
She noted that today more than 90% Americans are insured and moreover, young people can remain on their parents insurance until they are 26-year-old.
Clinton said she does not only intend to keep it that way, but also will expand insurance coverage to more people, lower out of pocket cost with a tax credit, put a cap on monthly payment for prescription drug, and allow Medicare to negotiate better prices for drugs.
She further said Sanders’ healthcare plan would undermine Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act at a time when Republican legislators were still trying to repeal and replace it.
She explained that Senator Saunders has been in the House for twenty five years and has introduced his healthcare plan nine times, but has never gotten a single vote in the House or a single Senate co-sponsor for his bill.
However, Sanders has argued that he wanted to build on the Obama law by making health insurance more affordable.
Clinton also said she would “always defend Planned Parenthood.”
She said, “If fighting for women’s health and women’s rights and equal pay is playing the gender card, deal me in.”
Edited by Jesus Chan
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