Hillary Clinton, however, said during Sunday’s Democratic debate that his proposal would threaten the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and would allow Republicans “an opening to come in and tear down everything we have achieved.”

“To tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious debate,” she said, “I think is the wrong direction.”

Clinton, for her part, proposes “defend[ing] the ACA against Republican efforts to repeal it.”

According to CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter, however, “neither Clinton’s nor Sanders’ [plan] has much of a chance of being successful unless there are significant changes in the makeup of the Congress that would put Democrats in charge of both chambers again.”

And the week before the last debate, as Clinton also took aim at Sanders’ healthcare proposal, The Intercept reported that the former secretary of state, “from 2013 to 2015, made $2,847,000 from 13 paid speeches to the [healthcare] industry.”

“This means,” Zaid Jilani wrote, “that Clinton brought in almost as much in speech fees from the health care industry as she did from the banking industry. As a matter of perspective, recall that most Americans don’t earn $2.8 million over their lifetimes.”

Potter said that’s a fact that “should concern voters.”

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