United States, July 31 (Canadian-Media): During the second presidential elections debate in the United States (U.S.) on "Medicare for All Plan" on Tuesday, the two progressives, Bernie Sanders, longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic caucus, and Elizabeth Warren, senior U.S Senator from Massachusetts, found themselves fighting off the moderates on the stage, media reports said.
According to a Kaiser poll -- which provides up-to-date information on the public’s opinions, knowledge, and experiences with the health care system -- with 83% saying it is “very important” for the candidates to discuss about health care system in U.S. in recent elections.
Bernie Sanders (left) and Elizabeth Warren (right)/Twitter
Sanders, who had traveled to Canada this week with about a dozen Type 1 diabetes patients over the border from Michigan to purchase cheaper insulin, took the opportunity to slam the drug industry, saying that insulin makers are price-fixing, and if he’s elected he will hold these companies accountable.
Tim Ryan, Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district accused Sanders of not knowing what impact the bill would have on union workers.
“I do know. I wrote the damn bill!” Sanders snapped back.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)