Sanders Unveils 'Medicare For All' Bill Backed by 2020 Rivals

Sanders Unveils 'Medicare For All' Bill Backed by 2020 Rivals

Sanders Unveils 'Medicare For All' Bill Backed by 2020 Rivals

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance.

Already, it has an impressive list of Senate co-sponsors - including some of Sanders' rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination: Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of MA.

"I wrote a best-selling book". Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a news conference to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019.

"April 15 is coming", Sanders said. "We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns".

"Before policies get defined, what you see is people endorsing a plan that is a little, perhaps, less subject to early attack", says Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster with Lake Research Partners.

"We'd like to release 10 years and we certainly hope the president will follow our lead", Sanders said.

The runner-up for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and the frontrunner in the race in 2020 has made a name for himself decrying the excesses of millionaires and billionaires, but has recently become a millionaire himself. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen.


At the start of the month, the Democratic chair of the House Ways and Means Committee requested Trump release his tax returns, using an arcane law. During that interview, Sanders, who rails against the wealthy, also conceded that he's a millionaire.

"Self-proclaimed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing a total government takeover of health care that would actually hurt seniors, eliminate private health insurance for 180 million Americans, and cripple our economy and future generations with unprecedented debt", said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. His 2017 Senate financial disclosure forms have revealed earnings of around $1.06 million in that year.

It comes as politicians tread carefully over the political land mines a Medicare-for-all endorsement could unleash, while seeking to capitalize on a growing appetite for health reform.

He has said he and his wife, Jane, who serves as an adviser to his presidential campaign, prepare the returns themselves, without an accountant.

What our system does is get rid of insurance companies and drug companies making billions of dollars in profit every single year. "They want a health care system which guarantees health care to all Americans as a right". "A lot of candidates feel if they endorse a plan that leaves some private insurance, they get more time to say what their ideas are about".

"This is a struggle for the heart and soul of who we are as American people".

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