Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “doesn’t know anything about healthcare” and questioned his suitability for higher office.
“Ted Cruz may be a very good politician, but he certainly does not know anything about health care,” Dean said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The former governor called Cruz’s plan for cross-state health insurance purchasing a “terrible idea,” saying he wouldn’t want Texas’ insurance policies affecting Vermont’s universal health care.
“So, these are crazy ideas from the far right,” Dean said. “He’s a slick spokesman and God help us if he ever does get to be anything more than the senator from Texas.”
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