Sanders: 'Medicare for All' proposal coming after ObamaCare debate

Sanders: 'Medicare for All' proposal coming after ObamaCare debate

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: (Mis)interpreting elections Dems to propose legislation to prevent ICE from shackling pregnant women Rasmussen poll: Nearly three-quarters of Dems want 'fresh face' as nominee in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday said he will introduce his "Medicare for All" proposal after the Senate completes its debate on ObamaCare.

“We are going to introduce it literally as soon as we’re through with this debate. I don’t want to confuse the two issues,” Sanders told CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

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Sanders’s statement comes as the GOP works on its legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Sanders has long argued in favor of a Medicare for All plan, which was included in his platform during his 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders said lawmakers in the short term should lower the Medicare eligibility age to 55.

“Longer term, we need a Medicare for all,” Sanders told host Jake Tapper.