Cory Booker Co-Sponsoring Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-All' Healthcare Bill

Sen. Booker co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for all' bill - NJTV

The report also highlighted more key Democratic figures supporting the proposal: "Gillibrand joins other possible 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls in supporting the bill, including Sens". Sanders, who ran his own presidential primary campaign in 2016, also promised health care reform. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, are also supporting the bill, according to news reports. However, its introduction shows that numerous party's most prominent figures appear to be ready to use it as a campaign topic when it comes to 2018, when Democrats have a chance to control Congress, and 2020, when they may be able to use that hypothetical majority to create laws with a Democratic president.

Sanders on Wednesday will roll out a Medicare-for-all bill, which aims to extend the Medicare program, federally funded insurance for people over the age of 65, to all Americans. Cory Booker is backing single-payer health insurance, joining a crusade led by U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, a potential rival in 2020.

Under a single-payer system, the federal government would pay for all medical expenses. A Pew survey from last June shows only 33% support the idea of single payer.

Though Gillibrand has not yet formally announced that she will co-sponsor the bill, sources told Mic that she will do so soon and has privately felt supportive of the measure for some time. 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.

She added, "So I'll be fighting with Bernie - and I hope with all of you - to pass Medicare-for-all and finally give every American access to affordable, good quality health care". "I think health care should be a right to all", Booker said in the interview. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen.

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Still, single-payer is gaining traction among Democrats. "I think health care should be a right to all", said Booker. Tester said "we are so far away" from that debate in both March and June.

That's not to say single-payer isn't gaining support elsewhere in the Senate Democratic caucus.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand intends to co-sponsor Sen. Just past year, Hillary Clinton dismissed single-payer as "a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass".

And a floor vote on an amendment to the ill-fated Senate repeal and replace bill suggests that the Democrats are all too aware of the public's lack of enthusiasm for single-payer.

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