Bernie Sanders urges his 2020 rivals to reject pharma and insurance company money

CNBC | July 17, 2019

Bernie Sanders plans to crank up the pressure on his 2020 Democratic primary rivals over health care. During a speech Wednesday advocating for Medicare for All, the Vermont independent will urge all Democratic presidential candidates to reject money from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. He will push the field of about two dozen not to knowingly accept donations greater than $200 from political action committees, lobbyists or top executives for the industries, the Sanders campaign said.

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At the 2014 U.N. General Assembly, the President spoke on the issues facing our world, and why -- even in the midst of the "pervasive unease" many feel today -- it's crucial that we choose hope over fear.

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