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Democrats' subtle fight about who pays for health care

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Although it was anything but straightforward, last night's Democratic health care debate was partially about who pays for health care and how they pay for it.

Case in point: Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden brought up copays and deductibles in their spat about, among other things, whether to eliminate the employer insurance system.

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Pete Buttigieg.
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