Sanders, Cruz Fall Back On Campaign Rhetoric At Health Law Debate
The event highlighted the challenges congressional lawmakers face in coming up with a plan both sides can agree on.
Cruz, Sanders Face Off On Obamacare
Sen. Ted Cruz urged fellow Republicans Tuesday to quickly "honor the promises" the party made over the years to repeal Obamacare. "2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We're tired of the premiums going up. We're tired of deductibles going up," Cruz said at a CNN town hall debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the future of Obamacare. "Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely." Cruz and Sanders -- two senators with diametrically opposed views of government's role in health care -- faced off at the debate moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and featuring questions from an audience consisting of both defenders and critics of the Affordable Care Act. (Lee and Watkins, 2/8)
Sanders, Cruz Debate Obamacare: CNN's Reality Check Team Vets The Claims
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated the future of health care in the US Tuesday night, and CNN's Reality Check Team vetted the claims. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the event and analyzed key statements, rating them true, misleading or false. (2/8)
Debating Obamacare's Future, Cruz And Sanders Detour To The Past
A prime-time debate between Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) about the future of Obamacare ended up mostly being about the past as the two lawmakers fell back on their respective 2016 presidential campaign arguments about health care as a human right versus freedom-crushing government intervention. (Diamond, 2/7)