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Sanders says he’ll detail costs of his universal health-care plan before voting begins
Washington Post

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday renewed a pledge to detail how he would pay for his health-care plan prior to the Iowa caucuses, seeking to blunt one of several lines of attack coming from rival Hillary Clinton in recent days. The Vermont senator, appearing at a news conference here, told reporters that his single-payer “Medicare-for-all” plan would be very closely modeled on a bill that he introduced in 2013 — but probably less costly due to changes ushered in recently by the Affordable Care Act. As polls in the Democratic contest have tightened, the Clinton campaign has criticized Sanders both for middle-class tax increases included in his 2013 bill and for not sharing his updated plan sooner.