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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are split over how to deal with our troubled health care system.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has reintroduced a "Medicare for All" bill, co-sponsored by four of his primary opponents: Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker. Others, like South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, say we should "move in the direction of a Medicare-for-all system" by introducing a public option but also preserving private insurance.

We'll talk about the possible expansion of Medicare with health care expert Jon Kingsdale, who was instrumental in the implementation of Massachusetts' 2006 health care reform.

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Jon Kingsdale, professor at Boston University School of Public Health, founding executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority.

This segment aired on May 21, 2019.

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