CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Bernie Sanders says former Vice President Joe Biden is distorting his proposal to provide single-payer, universal health care through "Medicare for All."
Campaigning in the early caucus state of Nevada, the 78-year-old Vermont senator said Friday Biden simply parroted the corporate health insurance industry's line when he criticized Sanders' approach during a Democratic presidential debate in Houston Thursday night.
Sanders told about 300 people at a town hall meeting in Carson City that Biden apparently thinks "it's just wonderful" that Americans have to pay more than $1,000 a month for just their health insurance premium.
Sanders says health care is a human right and "Medicare for All" would cover every man, woman and child in the country. He says it requires no premiums, no deductibles and no out-of-pocket costs. He says the current system exists primarily to make profits for drug and insurance companies.