Hillary Clinton says all-payer system will 'never, ever come to pass'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticized the healthcare plan of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), saying it will "never, ever come to pass," according to CNN.

Earlier this month, Sen. Sanders released details of a universal healthcare plan that would essentially provide "Medicare for All," but cost about $1.38 trillion annually, much of with would be paid for through taxes.

Although Ms. Clinton has supported a single-payer plan in the past, she is now casting Sen. Sanders proposed plan as going backwards against progress made by the Affordable Care Act, a point that Sen. Sanders has refuted. "I want you to understand why I am fighting so hard for the ACA. I don't want it repealed. I don't want us to be thrown back into a terrible, terrible national debate," Ms. Clinton said Friday, according to CNN.

Sen. Sanders' plan has been criticized by others, including Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said last week House Democrats do not support Sen. Sanders' tax plan. In all likelihood, Sen. Sanders would have difficulty getting the plan to pass Congress, even with Democratic support.

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