Watch Cory Booker remind Americans what's at stake if Trump stays in charge of health care

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) reminds everyone that Trump 'is working right now to take away Americans' health care."

Health care took center stage at the beginning of Wednesday's Democratic debate, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) took a moment to remind Americans what's really at stake.

"First of all, let me say that the person that's enjoying this debate most right now is Donald Trump. As we pit Democrats against each other while he is working right now to take away Americans' health care," Booker said. "There is a court case working through the system that's going to gut the Affordable Care Act and actually gut protections for preexisting conditions."

In the lawsuit Booker referred to, the Trump administration told the court that the law protecting people with preexisting conditions "must be struck down."

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"I was raised by two civil rights parents that told me to always keep your eye on the prize," Booker continued, "and that is in the United States of America, every Democrat should stand with the belief that everyone should have access to health care, that it's a human right. And how we get there —  it has to be to end this broken system, because we are on our way, in just a hand full of years, of literally spending 20% of our economy, one out of every $5 spent on health care. And we spend more than every other nation on everything from MRIs to insulin drugs, multiples more than other countries."

As Trump fights to rip health care away from millions of families, every Democrat on the stage is laying out their plan to expand health care to millions more.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.