Healthcare reform was the hot topic of the night at the January 17 Democratic debate, and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got straight in the thick of it! The presidential candidates were ruthless!
If you were watching the fourth Democratic presidential debate on January 17, it was definitely clear that Hillary Clinton, 68, and Bernie Sanders, 74, are no longer playing nice! The presidential candidates sparred expertly at the debate over healthcare reform, and their very different views on what needs to be done.
You would think that Hillary and Bernie would hold the same views when it comes to providing widespread healthcare, but that’s definitely not the case! While poor Martin O’Malley stood at his podium out of the way, Hillary and Bernie battled back and forth, endlessly, over how each of their presidencies would bring necessary healthcare to the American people. Yeah, it got brutal!
Bernie took umbrage with Hillary insinuating that he wanted to destroy the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in order to implement his own version of the system, Medicare For All. Not true, according to Bernie. His healthcare vision will expand upon Obamacare, and allegedly provide even wider coverage.
As for Hillary, she’d like Bernie, and the rest of the audience, to know that she’s been working on healthcare reform since the 1990s, when she was the first lady, and worked with President Obama on the reform when she was his Secretary of State. Bernie didn’t deny this one bit, but he did point out that she only talked about a bigger and better version of Obamacare — and didn’t present a plan.
We have a feeling this isn’t a fight that’s going to end nicely! HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Hillary and Bernie’s fight at the democratic debate? Tell us in the comments!