By Sarah Ferris - 01/12/16 03:53 PM EST
In her first stump speech of the 2016 presidential race, Chelsea Clinton is accusing Democratic candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton camp oppo research: Sanders has 'no accomplishments' Heck's rejection of Trump imperils Nevada Senate race Goldman CEO: 'I’m supportive of Hillary Clinton' MORE of trying to scrap President Obama’s signature healthcare law in favor of a single-payer system
"Sen. Sanders wants to dismantle ObamaCare,” Clinton said Tuesday in New Hampshire, according to NBC News, at her first stop along the campaign trail.
Chelsea Clinton said Sanders would also “dismantle Medicare and dismantle private insurance,” as well as strip away benefits from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which was created under her father’s presidency.
“I worry if we give Republicans Democratic permission to do that, we'll go back to an era — before we had the Affordable Care Act — that would strip millions and millions and millions of people off their health insurance,” she said.
Sanders, who voted for the Affordable Care Act, has previously written off Hillary Clinton’s attacks that he would undo ObamaCare.
“I helped write the Affordable Care Act. So I don’t want somebody suggesting I’m trying to dismantle legislation that I helped write,” Sanders said last November.
The Clinton campaign has been sharpening its attacks on Sanders ahead of Iowa's Feb. 1 caucuses. Chelsea Clinton will join her parents in the state next week.