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Pressed for more details, the self-described Democratic socialist and 2020 presidential candidate did not outline a concrete plan to achieve his latest campaign pledge.

Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont Democrat, made an ambitious campaign promise Sunday, declaring that he would slash US prescription-drug prices in half if elected president in 2020.

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"The five major companies made 50 billion dollars in profits previous year", Sanders said.

The drug firms may object to the 50 percent cut, but Mr. Sanders said that "if they don't like that, then we'll take a look at their patents".

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that "the Republican plan" to replace Obamacare, should the Affordable Care Act be eliminated in court, is "manifold".

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"If Trump gets his way, the cost of health insurance for you will be so high that many people literally will not be able to afford it. Thousands of people will literally die".

A federal judge has ruled that a Trump administration measure expanding association health insurance plans allowed participants to illegally escape certain Affordable Care Act regulations. "My plan's just a little bit different".

Despite the president's confidence in his party's ability to enact a new health care law, congressional Republicans are not so sure.

"The Association Health Plan rule opened healthcare options for dozens of associations representing thousands of small businesses and sole proprietors and provided them with access to the same type of care options offered by other employers", the spokesman continued.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday asking that the Department of Justice reverse its course and defend the Affordable Care Act against the Trump administration intent on using courts to bypass Congress on the repeal.

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