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 WarrenBipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program Schumer: Dems want DACA fix in government spending bill The Hill interview — DNC chief: I came here to win elections MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she is co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWorld leaders reach agreement on trade deal without United States: report Sanders on Brazile revelations: DNC needs ‘far more transparency’ Sen. Warren sold out the DNC 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 HarrisSchumer: Dems want DACA fix in government spending bill Overnight Health Care: ObamaCare sign-ups surge in early days Sen. Harris seeks information from maker of opioid treatment MORE (D-Calif.) and even more moderate Senators like Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDems mull big changes after Brazile bombshell No room for amnesty in our government spending bill Trump bank nominee gets rough reception at confirmation hearing 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 ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' 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.