"Medicare for All eliminates the profiteering of the insurance companies and the drug companies, and it does away with the incredible administrative bureaucracy that now exists when we're administering literally thousands of separate health insurance programs", Sanders said in a previous interview. The next contests in the state-by-state battle to pick a candidate to face Republican President Donald Trump in November's election are in Nevada on February 22 and SC on February 29. Bernie Sanders of Vermont amid claims that his supporters "viciously attacked" union members after the union publicly warned its members against backing a candidate in the state's Democratic caucus who supports "Medicare-for-All".
Sanders' opponents have frequently criticized his legion of online supporters for engaging in attacks, including those aimed at female candidates such as his 2020 rival Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who defeated him for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
The flier, obtained by CNN on Tuesday, outlines where the leading 2020 Democratic candidates stand on health care, immigration and "Good Jobs". That flyer also praises the health care positions of former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen.
"Presidential candidates suggesting forcing millions of hard working people to give up their healthcare creates unnecessary division between workers, and will give us four more years of Trump", the union said in an English- and Spanish-language one-page leaflet that went to workers. It's not the first time the two camps have clashed. "With health care as a human right, unions will have more leverage to negotiate better wages and benefits".
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The Nevada Culinary Union is handing out flyers that say Sen. Bernie Sanders would "End Culinary Healthcare" if elected president of the United States.
"Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks", he said in a statement.
The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has chose to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses.
Sanders' campaign has sought to reassure union members that Medicare for All would not worsen the quality of their health coverage.