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Hillary Clinton: Coronavirus 'would be a terrible crisis to waste' on road to universal health care


'This is a high stakes time because of the pandemic'

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Hillary Clinton said the coronavirus "would be a terrible crisis to waste" on the road to universal health care as she endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday.

What are the details?

"This is a high stakes time because of the pandemic, but this is also a really high stakes election, and every form of health care should continue to be available, including reproductive health care for every woman in this country," Clinton told Biden, a former vice president and now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "And then it needs to be part of a much larger system that eventually, and quickly I hope, gets us to universal health care."

Clinton — herself the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016 — then noted that "this would be a terrible crisis to waste, as the old saying goes. We've learned a lot about what our absolute frailties are in our country when it comes to health justice and economic justice, so ... let's be resolved that we're going to solve those once you're elected president."

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Anything else?

Tara Reade ripped Clinton's endorsement of Biden, accusing the former secretary of state of "enabling a sexual predator." Reade — who said Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she worked in his U.S. Senate office — also blasted Clinton as having "a history of enabling powerful men to cover up" such behavior.

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