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13 Setiembre 2017, 07:03 | Gervasio Siguenza
Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in July
"This is something that's got to happen".
"That's why I support Medicare for All", which he called "the best way to ensure that every American finally has access to quality, affordable health care".
Booker, D-N.J., said he would co-sponsor Sanders' "Medicare for All" legislation in which the government rather than private insurers would provide health coverage.
Already, other high profile Democratic senators like Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kamala Harris of California signed onto the bill. Just to give you an idea, Medicare and Medicaid now run close to $1.3 trillion a year, and that only covers senior citizens and the poor. She repeated what she said eight years - that health care "should be a right, not a privilege". Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kristen Gillibrand, all of whom are considered moderates, have signed onto Sanders' bill. Even if they're ultimately successful and we achieve universal health coverage in America, getting there will take years and the debate will have many ups and downs.
"Everyone is covered", Warren said of the legislation, according to The Hill. "Health care is a basic human right and it's time to fight for it". Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Cory Booker of New Jersey are among potential 2020 contenders who've backed Mr. Sanders' bill ahead of its formal release on Wednesday. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. - and another, California Sen.
Their support reflects the Democratic Party's growing embrace of a proposal that, even during the 2016 campaign, was seen as politically improbable. He didn't support Democrats.
Former Sanders campaign digital organizing director Claire Sandberg believes that the pressure will only intensify for Democratic lawmakers to back single-payer. "Nothing affects people's lives more than their health care".
The junior Senator from NY is considered one among a number of possible contenders for the 2020 democratic nomination for president. He said he hasn't ruled in or out whether he would run for president in 2020. Latest polling from Gallup advocates that support for a government run healthcare system is 43 percent, almost 10 percentage points higher than it was in 2010. "I'm a progressive from San Francisco".
Earlier in September, the center-left think tank Third Way begged the Democratic Party to promote itself as "the jobs party" instead of focusing on divisive, far-left policies. I didn't get anything like that respect from Sanders and his supporters, ' she noted. I think the momentum for a single-payer system will sweep the country...
Of course, Republicans agreed to that statement over Democrats, 83 percent to 36 percent, but even along gender lines, 53 percent of women said it was time for Clinton, the country's first female major party nominee, to go.
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