Under President Donald Trump, the Republican Party is gearing up to overhaul Obamacare — the sweeping health care law enacted in 2010 that covers some 20 million Americans. At a special CNN town hall debate Tuesday night, two senators with diametrically opposed views of the government’s role in health care — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders — will face off and field questions from Americans about the future of the country’s health care system.
Both men unsuccessfully ran for president in 2016. Each senator has a national following — Cruz as a spokesperson of the conservative right and Sanders as a representative of liberal ideals. The prime-time event, moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, is certain to highlight the many challenges surrounding efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. And it comes as the GOP grapples with how quickly to repeal the law, with Trump acknowledging recently that it might not happen this year.
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