Warren co-sponsoring Sanders's 'Medicare for All bill'

Warren co-sponsoring Sanders's 'Medicare for All bill'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser Senate Dems rip Trump after Putin news conference Sanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she is co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersShowtime says Sacha Baron Cohen did not dress as 'disabled veteran' 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser Ocasio-Cortez floating progressive sub-caucus MORE's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for All bill," the latest Democrat to back a signature Sanders campaign issue.

"I believe it’s time to take a step back and ask: what is the best way to deliver high quality, low cost health care to all Americans?" Warren, often considered a potential presidential candidate in 2020, said in a statement Thursday.

"Everything should be on the table — and that’s why I’m co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill that will be introduced later this month."

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Warren joins Sanders, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight MORE (D-Calif.) and even more moderate Senators like Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick Dems in terrible bind on Kavanaugh nomination Election Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race MORE (D-Mont.), who this week said that the idea deserves attention.

Warren said Sanders's plan is a way for every person in the country to have access to high-quality health care.

"Everyone is covered," she said. "Nobody goes broke paying a medical bill. Families don’t have to bear the costs of heartbreaking medical disasters on their own."

Warren called health care a basic human right, adding that it's "time to fight for it."

She touted the accomplishments of ObamaCare, saying former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhy did it take so long for Trump to drain the swamp of Pruitt? President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years Obama in Kenya for launch of sister’s sports center MORE "deserves tremendous credit."

"But there's so much more we could do right now to bring down the costs of quality health care for every American," she wrote.

Last month, Harris announced during a town hall her support behind Sanders's "Medicare for All" bill.

"I intend to co-sponsor the 'Medicare for All' bill because it’s just the right thing to do," Harris, another potential Democratic presidential hopeful, announced Wednesday at a town hall in Oakland.

"It's not just about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense just from a fiscal standpoint," she said.