Bernie Sanders – Bernie Sanders says 1 out of 5 can't afford prescription drugs

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In his press to deliver Medicare for All, Bernie Sanders says the core problem with health care is that it produces enormous profits for insurance and drug companies. "Last year the top 10 drug companies, for example, made $69 billion in profit," Sanders told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin April 30, "while one out of five Americans cannot afford the cost of prescription drugs when doctors prescribe medicine to them." The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate often brings up the unaffordability of drugs, and the one-in-five stat he used in his exchange with Baldwin was virtually identical to his words during …

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