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

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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward 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.” 

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.