Hillary Clinton attacked Jeb Bush's stances on health care and Medicare during her speech to the National Urban League.
Clinton didn’t name Bush but she made a series of attacks based on the Right to Rise PAC which is supporting his campaign.
“Race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind,” Clinton told the mostly black audience at the event in Fort Lauderdale.
Here are some highlights of her speech:
JEB BUSH’S RIGHT TO RISE: “I don’t think you can credibly say that everyone has a ‘right to rise’ and then say you’re for phasing out Medicare or for repealing Obamacare. People can’t rise if they can’t afford health care. They can’t rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on. They can’t rise if their governor makes it harder for them to get a college education. And you cannot seriously talk about the right to rise and support laws that deny the right to vote.”
(Here is some background about Bush's recent statement on Medicare.)
DISCRIMINATION IN MORTGAGES: Clinton said Americans would be surprised to learn that “African-Americans are nearly three times as likely as whites to be denied a mortgage or how in 2013 median wealth for white families was more than $134,000 but for African-American familes it was just $11,000.”
SCHOOL SEGREGATION, PRISONS AND VOTING RIGHTS: “A lot of people don’t realize that our schools are more segregated than in 1968 or even African-Americans are sentenced to longer prison terms than white people for the same crimes. Or political operatives are trying every trick in the book to prevent African-Americans from voting.” (PolitiFact recently rated a similar statement she made about school segregation Mostly True.)
CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE: “African-American children are 500% more likely to die from asthma than white kids.”
RACIAL PROFILING: “We need to try best we can walk in one another's shoes and imagine what it would be like sit our son down and have the talk or if people followed us around stores or locked their car doors when we walked past.”
Clinton now heads to Florida International University to call for lifting the U.S. Trade embargo with Cuba. See her Truth-O-Meter record from PolitiFact.