Christie: Clinton's next move is to have universal health care

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  • Chris Christie said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's next move is to have universal healthcare
  • Christie said the country should go to a state-based market solution

Washington (CNN)Chris Christie accused Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Wednesday of planning a government takeover of the nation's health care system.

The New Jersey governor responded to a tweet from Clinton in support of Obamacare during Tuesday's Fox Business Network debate.
"Note to candidates who boast that they'd repeal Obamacare: Healthcare should be a right - not a privilege for those who can't afford it," she tweeted.
    Christie told Alisyn Camerota on CNN's "New Day" that Clinton's message is a sign of things to come.
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    "What I'd say to the 330 million people of America is grab onto your wallet because Hillary Clinton's next move is to have universal health care, single-payer system with the government taking over the whole health care system," he said.
    "That's what she and her socialist friend Bernie Sanders are going to advocate for ... and I'm going to stop it." he added. "Fact is we should go to a state-based market solution that's what would be best for health care."
    Clinton said Monday at a Windham, New Hampshire, town hall she doesn't support a Medicare-for-all system.
    "First of all, I support Medicare and I support it because it has one of the lowest administrative costs of any insurance provider in America and it is demonized and attacked all the time when the facts are quite contrary," she said.
    "But there are problems with trying to move to a Medicare-for-all system in our country because the majority of people in America get their health care through their employers and maybe it is a choice we wouldn't had necessarily made," she added. "But in every bit of work I have done, every research study I have shown, people are not ready to give up their private health care. It is a very hard sell to convince them to do so."