Rebecca J. Kavanagh @DrRJKavanagh New York City Public Defender, @theappeal Media Relations Director, Writer, @nyulaw, @sydneylawschool, @sydney_uni. Sydney ✈️ NYC. Views my own. Sep. 13, 2019 1 min read

Watching CNN. Commentator says it was not a good look for Bernie to go after Biden on cancer. JFC. He did not "go after" him on cancer. He pointed out people are going bankrupt because of medical bills from conditions like cancer. What is wrong with people?

This is about policy. We can't talk about universal healthcare because someone claims ownership over an issue due to personal experience?

And if we are really going to go there, I believe it was Biden who jumped in and said, I know about cancer, it's personal to me. But who also said, to his credit, and I believe for you. Like most people have had a loved one who has had some form of cancer.

"This is personal for me" is not a policy position.


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