Gabbard adopts line from Williamson: 'We have a sick care system'

Gabbard adopts line from Williamson: 'We have a sick care system'
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Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Buttigieg says he wasn't comfortable with Clinton attack on Gabbard MORE (D-Hawaii) appeared to take a line from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges 'We lost a giant': 2020 Democrats mourn the death of Elijah Cummings Williamson slams DNC, Tuesday's debate: 'This would all be funny if it weren't so dangerous' MORE in slamming private insurance companies.

“We don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system,” Gabbard said at Wednesday night’s primary debate in Detroit.

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The labeling of the current health care system as a “sick care system” was first popularized by Williamson, a best-selling author who garnered positive headlines following her performance on Tuesday night when she took the debate stage. 

Gabbard’s comment came as she was criticizing the health care platform of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Kamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency MORE (D-Calif.), which would transition to a “Medicare for All” system within 10 years and in the interim leaves a role for plans administered by private insurance companies.