Sen. Cory Booker Joins on as Co-Sponsor of 'Medicare for All' Bill

12 September, 2017, 04:24 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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He added that "you should not be punished because you are working-class or poor and be denied health care". "This is something that's got to happen".

Despite growing support from the party's 2020 presidential crowd, Sanders's push for a single-payer system doesn't have unanimous support from the Senate Democratic caucus.

As it stands, there is already a national, single-payer healthcare bill languishing in the House, Rep. John Conyers' United States National Health Care Act‬, which the Michigan Democrat introduced on January 24, has 117 co-sponsors, and has been buried in committees ever since.

As support for the Affordable Care Act (often known as Obamacare) continues to climb in the face of Republican efforts to repeal it, Democrats are seizing the opportunity to go even further than Obama's signature domestic policy-by providing healthcare to everyone in the country.

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The plan is called "Medicare for All", and would expand the federal health care program that covers those over 65 to all Americans. "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".

Four more Democratic senators, Sens.

Already, two Democrats seen as potential presidential contenders, California Sen.

Harris, Warren, Booker, and Sanders have all been rumored as possible candidates to run against Trump in 2020, and that is no coincidence. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) both announced that they meant to co-sponsor the legislation.

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Tension has always been high between the Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists, leading to bloody rioting in 2012. The military said it was responding to attacks by Rohingya militants and denied it was targeting civilians.


Gillibrand, New York's junior senator, plans on being a co-sponsor of the bill, Mic.com reported Monday.

Sanders is set to introduce his legislation, which Democrats are calling "Medicare for all", on Wednesday.

Universal health care coverage was a trademark of Sanders' campaign for the White House past year, though his latest push has attracted a wider array of Democrats. Elizabeth Warren had previously announced they are pushing for the Sanders bill.

With a Republican-controlled Congress and White House, however, the chances of the bill passing are fairly slim.

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