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Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

In New Hampshire, in Vermont, and across this country, we have a major epidemic of opiate and heroin addiction.  People are dying every day from overdoses.  Hillary Clinton understands that if we are serious about addressing this crisis, we need major changes in the way we deliver mental health treatment throughout this country. And that is what expanding community health centers will do and that is what getting medical personnel into the areas we need them most will do.

And what is Donald Trump’s position on health care? Well, no surprise there. Same old, same old Republican contempt for working families. He wants to abolish the Affordable Care Act – throw 20 million people off of the health insurance they currently have, and cut Medicaid for low-income Americans. The last thing we need today in America is a president who doesn’t care about whether millions of Americans will lose access to the health care coverage they desperately need. We need more people with access to quality health care, not fewer.

photo LaDawna Howard via Flickr

photo LaDawna Howard via Flickr

Hillary Clinton also understands that millions of our seniors, disabled veterans, and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. She and I are in agreement that Medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry – and that we must expand the use of generic medicine.  Drug companies should not be making billions in profit while one out of five Americans are unable to afford the medicine they need. The greed of the drug companies must end.

This election is about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that currently exists, the worst it has been in our country since 1928.  Hillary Clinton knows that something is fundamentally wrong when the very rich become richer while many others are working longer hours for lower wages. She knows that it is absurd that middle-class Americans are paying an effective tax rate higher than hedge fund millionaires – and that there are corporations in this country that make billions of dollars a year in profit, yet because of the loopholes that their lobbyists created, in a given year, they do not pay a nickel in federal taxes.  That is wrong.

While Hillary Clinton supports making our tax code fairer and more progressive, Donald Trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. His reckless economic policies will not only exacerbate income and wealth inequality, they will increase our national debt by trillions of dollars.

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