Sanders releases universal healthcare plan before Democratic debate

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the First in the South Dinner in CharlestonBy Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details on Sunday evening about his “Medicare-for-all” universal healthcare funding plan and how he would pay for it. The plan was released hours before Sanders was to square off in a Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina, against Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic nomination, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Clinton’s campaign had taken aim at Sanders in recent days, saying the U.S. senator from Vermont had not said how he plans to pay for his healthcare plan and that he needed to before the first party-nominating contest in Iowa on Feb. 1.

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