Hawaii Democrat latest to back Sanders's single-payer bill

Hawaii Democrat latest to back Sanders's single-payer bill
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Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoAdministration to brief Senate panel on family reunifications Lawmakers press Trump admin for list of migrant kids separated from families Protesters arrested during #WomenDisobey demonstration at Senate office building MORE (D-Hawaii) announced her support for a single-payer health-care bill Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOcasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas Sanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight MORE (I-Vt.) is set to release Wednesday afternoon.

Hirono is yet another Democrat announcing support for the legislation, which Sanders often refers to as "Medicare for all," in recent days. The legislation has received the backing from some high-profile Democrats seen as potential 2020 presidential contenders, such as Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandMidterms will show voters are tired of taking back seat to Wall Street McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters Dem senator: Kavanaugh would 'turn back the clock' on women's health care MORE (N.Y.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments Midterms will show voters are tired of taking back seat to Wall Street McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight Dem senator: Kavanaugh would 'turn back the clock' on women's health care MORE (N.J.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisMcConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight Seeking asylum does not make illegal entry into America legal MORE (Calif.). 


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“I support universal, affordable, accessible and quality health care as a right, not a privilege,” Hirono tweeted Tuesday. “A single payer, Medicare for All system is a strong articulation of this principle, which is why I support this bill.”