The presidential campaign might be long over, but that doesn’t mean that CNN is done with debates. The network aired a special Debate Night in America: Bernie Sanders vs Ted Cruz, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on February 7. The debate ran for 90 minutes. Below, you can watch the entire debate.
The debate centered on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Although President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, so far the only act they’ve taken is an executive order Trump signed on his first day in office.
The order gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services and other departments the power to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”
Cruz has pushed for Obamacare’s full repeal, and famously led a 21-hour filibuster to try to defund it in 2014. “Obamacare is causing millions to lose their jobs, be forced into part-time work, lose their doctors and health insurance, and pay skyrocketing premiums. This law isn’t working,” reads a statement on Cruz’s website.
As for Sanders, he recently said at a Michigan rally that Republicans need to come up with a replacement before repealing it.
“Let me be very clear, there are differences of opinion on the Affordable Care Act — some people like it, some people don’t like it — but very few Americans believe that we should repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement program to make it better,” Sanders told an audience at Macomb County Community College. “We are saying to our Republican colleagues: We will not let you throw up to 30 million Americans off of health insurance.”
CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash are moderating the debate.
DATE: February 7, 2017
TIME: 9 p.m. ET
CHANNEL CNN (Click here to go to TVGuide.com’s channel guide to find out what channel CNN is for you. Change the “Provider” to your cable/satellite provider.)
For details on how to live stream the debate, click below: