Sanders will introduce 'Medicare for All' in 1st week of presidency

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Following a commitment by presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to introduce "Medicare for All" legislation by her third year in office, her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pledged to introduce a bill in the first week of the presidency if elected, according to The Hill.

Both candidates are campaigning on the Medicare for All legislation written and championed by Mr. Sanders. However, they have different funding plans, and now, different timelines to introduce the bill. Ms. Warren said late last week she plans to first implement a public option and expand Medicare, and when private insurance enrollment is "likely [to] be quite low," near the end of her first term, she would work to pass Medicare for All legislation.   

Mr. Sanders, by contrast, plans to introduce the legislation immediately and transition to a full single-payer system by slowly lowering the Medicare eligibility age over three years, according to the report.   

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