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Clinton highlights differences with rivals on banks, health care

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:24

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells an Iowa audience how she differs with Sen. Bernie Sanders on banks and health care. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: On the eve of the Iowa caucus, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dedicated some of her stump speech on Sunday to highlighting the differences between her and her fellow Democratic candidates on issues such as big banks and health care. Speaking at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Clinton said that while she and Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O'Malley share the same goal in preventing banks on Wall Street from posing "a systemic risk" to the economy, she doesn't need a new plan to rein in that risk. "No bank is too big to fail, no executive too powerful to jail. If they pose a systemic risk to our economy, they should be broken up, but we already have the law to do that. That was passed in Dodd-Frank. That's not something a new president has to do," Clinton said. "It's something that a new president, the Federal Reserve and others have to use, if the occasion demands it. I will do that. But I go further than either the Senator or the Governor." Clinton also pointed to health care as an issue where she and Sanders share the same goal but differ on the methods. Clinton said she wants to preserve the Affordable Care Act and improve certain aspects of President Obama's signature law. "Senator Sanders has a different view -- not a different goal. We have the same goal -- we want to get to universal coverage, but he wants to start all over again," Clinton said. "And Nancy Pelosi said 'we are not going back to do this all over again'. This has been really hard. We need to protect it, preserve it and make it better." With Iowans ready to cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential race on Monday, polls show Sanders and Clinton locked in a statistical dead heat in the state, although she leads the U.S. senator from Vermont in national polls.

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Clinton highlights differences with rivals on banks, health care

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:24