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Bernie Sanders just released a powerful ad for his healthcare plan featuring Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt

Business Insider | Sep 14, 2017, 01.58AM IST

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Bernie Sanders speaks at an anti-'Trumpcare' rally in Washington, DC on May 4.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled an ad pushing his new single-payer healthcare plan on Wednesday, using imagery and quotes from past Democratic presidents to sell the plan.

The video features former Presidents Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Franklin Roosevelt in addition to a handful of the 16 Democratic senators who are cosponsoring the bill.

"So I ask you to work with us at the grassroots level," Sanders says in the nearly three-minute ad. "Speak to your neighbors. Speak to your coworkers. Let us go forward and finally do what this country should have done a long time ago and that is to guarantee health care to all people."

Sanders' proposal would aim to eradicate much of the private insurance industry in favor of a government-ran system. 

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