Responding to allegations from Hillary Clinton's camp that his health care plans would jeopardize existing public health programs, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program, Bernie Sanders released an outline on Sunday of his health care vision, which he termed "Medicare for All."

The eight-page document describes PPACA as an improvement of the U.S. health care system, but an improvement that falls far short of guaranteeing every American access to the level of care that residents of other western countries are entitled to.

"(W)e must build upon the success of the ACA to achieve the goal of universal health care," the plan proclaims. "Twenty-nine million Americans today still do not have health insurance and millions more are underinsured and cannot afford the high copayments and deductibles charged by private health insurance companies that put profits before people."

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