Sep 21, 2017 - Health

Graham and Cassidy to debate Sanders on health care next week

Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, and Bernie Sanders. Photos: Ron Sachs / CNP / MediaPunch / IPX / AP, John Minchillo / AP

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy will face off against Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar in a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash next Monday to debate the future of American health care.

Why it matters: It stands to play into the "socialism vs. federalism" binary choice on health care that Graham has been floating all week. NBC News' Frank Thorp tweeted that a Democratic source told him: "This is exactly the debate Graham and Cassidy want to have. Sanders is looking out for himself rather than being a team player."

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