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 GabbardButtigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Gabbard defeats man in push-up contest at New Hampshire town hall MORE (D-Hawaii) appeared to take a line from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson drops out of 2020 race Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy 2020 Democrats: Iran airstrike 'reckless,' 'could cost countless lives' 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 HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial 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.