Washington Post

Sanders, Democratic leaders announce ‘Day of Action’ to preempt health care cuts

Democratic congressional leaders and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have called for a Jan. 15 “Day of Action” to oppose any cuts to health-care plans or subsidies from the incoming Trump presidential administration, the latest example of the Vermont senator pushing his (briefly) adopted party toward more activism.

“Millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump after he promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” write Sanders, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in the letter, sent to colleagues in Congress. “He must be held to his promises and should veto any legislation which cuts these vital and necessary health programs.”

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