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Candidates Attend Second 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, stand on stage during of the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Hillary Clinton in 2016 was the first Democratic presidential candidate to lose the state of Michigan in 28 years, by a slim 11,000 votes. The party seems to understand it can't take Michigan for granted this time around. Photographer: Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kaiser Health News reporter Emmarie Huetteman joined Connecticut Public Radio’s Lucy Nalpathanchil on the “Where We Live” program Tuesday to talk about Democratic presidential candidates’ health care plans.

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She discussed how the current Medicare program works and how some candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kamala Harris of California, have offered plans that would build a national health care program using Medicare as a guide. And she contrasted that with the plan pitched by former Vice President Joe Biden that would include a health plan offered by the government that consumers could opt into. She also took questions from listeners.

The program is available here.

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