Sanders, Baldwin call for action at Eau Claire rally

“(Washington is) working well for a group of folks that have powerful connections,” Baldwin said. “Time and time again they call the shots to keep the system rigged in their favor, and that’s what’s at stake this year.”

Baldwin said she has personal history with difficulty finding health insurance.

“As someone who personally was once labeled a child with a pre-existing health condition, I know how important it is we make sure that no one ever again is denied coverage because they were sick in the past,” she said.

Sanders, to applause from the crowd, condemned several of President Donald Trump’s policies, ranging from criticizing the GOP’s 2017 tax reform bill to accusing the Trump administration of privatizing health care.

“That is what (Republicans) believe and that is the direction in which they have taken the Republican party,” Sanders said.

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