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What you need to know about the candidates’ views on healthcare.
In the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates in Miami, 20 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage.
“Polling shows healthcare to be the number one issue among voters,” says Julius Hobson, Jr., senior policy advisor, at Polsinelli, a firm with offices in Washington, D.C. “The Democratic debates illustrate most of the candidates understand the need to address the issue.”
All candidates are clearly left of center on health policy, says Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, associate vice president for health law, policy, and safety at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. “There was not a single reference to personal responsibility, only the obligation of the government to provide.”
Here are the top healthcare policy takeaways from the debate: