Biden seeks to reassure Democrats at healthcare event with Bernie Sanders

President Joe Biden spoke alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the White House Wednesday to make the case for his healthcare policies heading into the 2024 general election.

The president has slid among progressives since entering office, especially voters under the age of 35, and Biden’s reelection effort is working double time to shore up his winning 2020 electoral coalition before November.

Sanders spoke ahead of the president and made the case that, “finally,” because of Biden, the U.S. is “catching up” to other Western nations in expanding healthcare access for all Americans.

“Despite all the political wealth and political power of the pharmaceutical companies,” he told the crowd in his opening remarks. “Despite all that, the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress are beginning to make some progress.”

Sanders specifically lifted up Biden’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices,
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