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Bernie Sanders: The United States is "the only major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Bernie Sanders says U.S. is only major country that doesn’t guarantee health care as a right

During the Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Bernie Sanders returned to a health-care talking point that he has used often. In fact, he made it more than once in the debate. "I want to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the only major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege," Sanders said. This is virtually identical to a statement by Sanders that we checked in June 2015. We’ll recap our research here. When we looked at the claim before, Michael Briggs, a …

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