Candidate Carson touts U.S. health savings accounts for elderly

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the North Texas Presidential Forum in Plano, TexasRepublican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is making inroads against front-runner Donald Trump, on Sunday denied he would end the Medicare healthcare program for the elderly, saying he would provide the option of using a government-backed savings account to buy health insurance. Interviewed on “Fox News Sunday,” Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said, “The program that I have outlined using health savings accounts … largely eliminates the need for people to be dependent on government programs” like Medicare.

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