Sanders, co-sponsors to introduce Medicare-for-All bill Wednesday

Several co-sponsors will join Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in introducing a Medicare-for-All bill to the Senate Wednesday, according to a report from The Hill.

"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. Mr. Sanders has long been a champion of single-payer healthcare, and it was a central tenet of his 2016 presidential campaign.

So far the following Democratic senators have agreed to co-sponsor the bill: Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

The Hill called the call for co-sponsors a "key test for 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls."

Mr. Sanders' office will livestream the introduction of the bill here.

 

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