WaPo: Sanders doubles down on healthcare on campaign trail

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is making his "Medicare for All" plan "the defining issue of his campaign," according to The Washington Post.

After three days on the ground in Iowa, the Post reports Mr. Sanders has doubled down on healthcare to help regain favorability after sliding in the polls. Healthcare is seen as a top issue of this election for voters, and as Mr. Sanders is the author of the Medicare for All bill supported by other Democratic presidential candidates, his team sees this as a strategic opportunity for the senator.

It remains unclear if the healthcare focus will help or hurt Mr. Sanders, according to The Washington Post. Democratic voters are divided over raising taxes to support the plan and ending private insurance.

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