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

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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? OPINION | They told us to abandon ObamaCare — then came the resistance OPINION | Shailene Woodley: US should run on renewable energy by 2050 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.