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FEATURING DR. PHILIP VERHOEF – California Senator Kamala Harris has just released her healthcare plan as part of her Presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination. Harris, who has been polling among the top four candidates, wrote in a post on Medium, “In America, health care should be a right, not a privilege only for those who can afford it. It’s why we need Medicare for All.” But, unlike Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan to immediately expand the existing Medicare plan to every one, Harris wants to transition to an expansion over 10 years.

Meanwhile Sanders, who is also a front runner candidate for President, traveled to Canada over the weekend with about a dozen Americans who have Type 1 Diabetes. Their mission was to obtain insulin at a lower cost than the exorbitant prices set by the pharmaceutical industry in the US.

The second Democratic debate is set to take place over two days this week although Sanders and Harris will debate on separate days.

Dr. Philip A. Verhoef, board member of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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