“We're going to pull together and stand up against those powerful forces,” she said at a campaign event in St. Louis on Saturday. “And I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about doing it. Well, I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94, standing up against the insurance companies, standing up against the drug companies.” On Sunday, when asked to respond on CNN, Sanders attributed Clinton’s misleading attack to pure politics. “By the way, I think we have a photograph out there somewhere of me standing literally right next to Hillary Clinton in her efforts to bring health care reform back in the 1990s. So, what she's saying is not entirely accurate.” Clinton later wrote him a thank-you note for his advocacy.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.