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 GabbardTrump and allies grapple with how to target Harris It's Harris — and we're not surprised Democrat Kai Kahele wins Hawaii primary to replace Tulsi Gabbard MORE (D-Hawaii) appeared to take a line from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests 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 HarrisOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' USPS workers union endorses Biden, citing threat to postal service 'survival' 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.