Democratic Heavy-Hitters Come Out For Single-Payer

'Medicare For All' Becomes A Litmus Test For 2020

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POLITICO: “The Senate Democratic hell-no caucus is saying yes to single-payer health care.”

“Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey are planning to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ proposed “Medicare for All” bill when the Vermont independent releases it on Wednesday. They join Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon as backers of Sanders’ plan — making single-payer six for six among the Democratic Party’s most active opponents of President Donald Trump’s nominees.”

“This is something that’s got to happen,” Booker told NJTV News in his home state as he announced he would co-sponsor the Sanders bill. “Obamacare was a first step in advancing this country, but I won’t rest until every American has a basic security that comes with having access to affordable health care.”

“…Sanders and the other five Democratic senators who have cast the most votes against Trump’s nominees are also at the top of the party’s short list to challenge the president in 2020.”