Clinton talks women's health

Published: Feb. 15, 2016 at 7:42 PM PST
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There are five days left until the Nevada democratic caucus, and Hillary Clinton is making several stops across Nevada. At an event on the University of Nevada campus Monday afternoon, Clinton spoke about the importance of paid family leave, Planned Parenthood, and early childhood education.

"More than 20% of all American women have used Planned Parenthood. Make no mistake, it is under brutal attack everywhere that Republicans are in charge," said Clinton, showing her support for the right to choose and Planned Parenthood.

She also said research into women specific cancers and affordable health care for women are necessary.

"If you are a woman, for the first time, you don't pay more for your health care than men.... that why I am so dedicated to building on and improving the Affordable Care Act," said Clinton.

Clinton also took time to discount Bernie Sanders’ healthcare plan.

"He wants to move toward a single-payer system, which I can tell you will never pass the United States Congress," said Clinton.

Aside from health, family took center stage. Clinton wants everyone to have paid family leave.

"We're going to get it implemented, I hope, during my presidency, because I think it is one of the most important things we can do for families, particularly young families," said Clinton.

Finally, early childhood education was discussed. Clinton wants kids to get a better start long before they go to school.

"It is not just caring about kids and families, although that has been my motivation. It is also the best investment we can make in growing our economy," said Clinton.

Her talking points hit home for Clinton supporters.

"It is important to have access, it is important to have good quality care...and good education for young children. Those are inseparable," said Nikki Murphy, a Clinton supporter.

"I think the key is to make a commitment to the policy itself of early education... and making sure that our kids are school-ready," said Nevada Assemblywoman Amber Joiner, a Clinton supporter.