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Sanders Praises Clinton's Healthcare Plan

Jul 9, 2016

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Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is praising a healthcare plan proposed by Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In a conference call Sunday morning, Sanders said Clinton’s proposal to double the nation’s investment in Community Health Centers and primary care providers over the next decade will create healthier communities.

“Secretary Clinton, as part of her healthcare proposal today, will pursue efforts to give Americans in every state in the country the choice of a public option insurance plan, and furthermore, would expand Medicare by allowing people 55 years of age or older to opt in to Medicare while protecting the traditional Medicare program.

"Together, these steps will  get us closer to the day when everyone in this country has access to affordable, quality health care,” said Sanders.

Sanders also praised President Obama’s call to triple the size of the National Health Service Corps to 1.3 billion by 2017.

Sanders is expected to make an announcement on endorsing Clinton on Tuesday.