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Chelsea Clinton: Sanders wants to scrap ObamaCare

In her first stump speech of the 2016 presidential race, Chelsea Clinton is accusing Democratic candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP 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.

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The daughter of Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE referred to a bill Sanders has introduced three times that would replace Affordable Care Act programs with a new national American Health Security Trust Fund, which would allow states to run their own single-payer systems with federal money.

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.