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Sanders gets pushback on health care from some union workers

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 00:31:30-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders faced some pushback Tuesday from members of Nevada's powerful Culinary Union who don't want to give up their existing health insurance under his Medicare for All plan.

The Democratic presidential candidate was interrupted several times as he spoke before about 350 union workers in Las Vegas.

He was explaining his plan to switch to a government-run system and eliminate private health insurance.

The scene embodied the friction that the Vermont senator's plan has caused with some labor groups who otherwise consider Sanders a longtime and steadfast ally.