Business Candidates talk about health care, child care in Iowa

Candidates talk about health care, child care in Iowa

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In their final debate before the Iowa committees, six candidates competing for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party gave an idea of ​​the policies that would directly affect the finances of American families.

Pocket problems were far from being the only issue of the CNN / Des Moines Record the presidential debate on Tuesday night in Des Moines, the last time the Democratic contenders will face each other before the February 3 meeting in Iowa.

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Still, a good part of the debate, which also included former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar; and political activist Tom Steyer, focused on medical care, university affordability and other issues that weigh heavily on the family budget.

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Democrats debate the Iowa Medicare Affordable Care Act in Iowa

Candidates discussed the merits of a Medicare for all program compared to the Low Price Health Care Act.

Sanders said that one way to pay for his Medicare For All plan would be to impose "a 4% income tax, exempting the first $ 29,000, so the average US family that earns $ 60,000 today would pay $ 1,200 a year in comparison with the family that pays $ 12,000 a year & # 39; & # 39 ;.

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