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The conversation went just about as expected, Sanders told reporters after the meeting.

Sanders wants everyone to have health insurance. Price's plan focuses more on getting costs down while insuring less people. Sanders wants Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. It's pretty safe to say Price, a relatively conservative Republican, would never go for more government price controls.

But Sanders said he did get reassurance Trump probably meant it when he tweeted about his opposition to cuts to Social Security or Medicare.

What's interesting: Sanders and Price may not see eye to eye, but Price and Trump don't seem to either. The things Sanders wants — health care for everyone and drug price negotiations — are exactly what Trump has called for, most recently in an interview with the Washington Post.

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