Democratic presidential candidates also returned to now-familiar themes in debating the differences between "Medicare for All" and more incremental reforms.
Candidates again sparred over "Medicare for All" and other approaches to health reform -- but this time they waited more than two hours before wading into health policy issues.
The latest Democratic debate did not dwell on "Medicare for All," despite strong divisions among the presidential candidates.
The topic, which polls show is top of mind among voters, kept returning throughout the fourth debate of Democratic bpresidential candidates.
Twelve presidential candidates assembled in Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15 for the fourth and largest Democratic primary debate so far.
When it came to health plans, there were big ideas and big numbers, even though fewer candidates were on the stage.
Democrats debated in Houston on the campus of Texas Southern University on Sept. 12, 2019.
The Wednesday night event marked the second night in a row for Democratic presidential hopefuls to stake claims on how to fix the health care system.
The second crew of Democrats included Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who had sparred in the first debate in Miami over school integration.
Candidates used their varying degrees on how to achieve universal coverage — whether through Medicare for All or more incremental steps — as a means to differentiate themselves from the field.