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Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks On Healthcare In Northern Kentucky

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke against the healthcare bill being considered by the U.S. Senate Sunday in Northern Kentucky. The former presidential candidate addressed a crowd in Covington estimated at 2,000.

Sanders says he doesn't understand why Kentucky senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Under Kentucky’s implementation of the federal law, the number of uninsured in the state fell from 20 percent to just under eight percent.

”The truth is that no state in America has benefited from the Affordable Care Act more than this state,” Sanders said.

Sanders cited Kentucky’s struggle with opioid addiction as another example of how the bill supported by McConnell will harm his own constituents.

Before Sanders’ evening address, supporters of the Affordable Care Act staged a rally on the Roebling Suspension Bridge between Kentucky and Ohio.

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