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Bernie Sanders: "I helped write" the Affordable Care Act.

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bernie Sanders exaggerates with claim that he helped write Obamacare

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over health care policy during a debate in Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 17. At one point, Sanders rejected assertions by Clinton that a Sanders presidency could imperil President Barack Obama’s signature legislative initiative, the Affordable Care Act. Clinton said, "There are things we can do to improve (the Affordable Care Act), but to tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious debate, I think is the wrong direction." Sanders countered, "We’re not going to tear up the Affordable Care Act. I helped …

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