Four more Democratic senators will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill

Bernie Sanders to Unveil His Health Care Plan Today

On Monday, Mic reported that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor her colleague Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all bill, according to multiple sources.

This is the backdrop against which Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders plans to formally introduce Medicare for All tomorrow in the Senate.

"It's time to make the United States join every other major country on Earth and guarantee healthcare to all people as a right", Mr. Sanders' office wrote in an announcement on Facebook. As a presidential candidate in 2016, Sanders made single-payer health care a key part of his platform. Till now it has tempted three senators considered as Presidential aspirants: Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey mentioned that they will promote the bill. The most recent iteration came in amid his unexpectedly strong bid for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year.

Gillibrand plans on co-sponsoring Sanders's bill, the New York Daily News reports. It's a reminder of how much the Democratic Party is drifting toward a universe where single-payer health care is the default position.

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Not to mention the tens of billions of indirect investment to come from so many new jobs and a massive real estate development. Amazon was founded in Seattle and is still based there.

Like Sanders, Booker, Harris and Warren have all been floated as potential Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential race. It would replace private health insurance markets and have the federal government foot all medical bills.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told Bloomberg that he was open to exploring a single-payer health insurance program. There are still big fights to be had to create a Democratic Party untethered from lobbying and corporate money - a party more committed to advancing the power of workers and the grass roots.

"I think people love to talk about everything being about running for president", Murray said. Tester said "we are so far away" from that debate in both March and June. While predictably progressive Sens. In the House, meanwhile, well over 100 Democrats have co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers' "Expanded & Improved Medicare For All bill". With a fair tax structure - one that eliminates loopholes and benefits enjoyed only by the richest individuals and biggest corporations - and a Medicare for All system that incentivizes wellness and preventive care, eliminates waste, fraud and abuse, ends craven profiteering, and uses its bargaining power to negotiate lower costs, we can replace the savagely broken system now in place that is fraught with outrageous costs and inefficiencies and perpetuates inequality.

After former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was selected as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, numerous voters who had backed Sanders in the primary were skeptical of her progressive chops.

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