Candidates Clash over Health Care

When it came to health care in last night’s Democratic primary debate, “The gloves came off and the knives came out,” Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic.

The debate boiled down to sweeping change versus more moderate reforms.

Highlights:

  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren made the case for “Medicare for All” that would nix private insurance. CNBC
  • Joe Biden aligned himself with the legacy of Barack Obama, leading the charge against an expensive overhaul of the health insurance status quo. The Washington Post
  • "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47" said Beto O’Rourke, promising mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons. NPR

And Kamala Harris laid into ABC for failing to include any questions about abortion and reproductive rights. Fox News

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