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Gillibrand to back Sanders's single-payer bill: report

Gillibrand to back Sanders's single-payer bill: report

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers  MORE (N.Y.) will join a growing list of Democratic co-sponsors of 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's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for all" proposal, according to a Friday report from Mic. 

Gillibrand joins other possible 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls in supporting the bill, including Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat Sen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCongress fails miserably: For Asian-Americans, immigration proposals are personal attacks American women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump's SEC may negate investors' ability to fight securities fraud Schatz's ignorance of our Anglo-American legal heritage illustrates problem with government Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (Mass.).

Sanders will unveil the measure at an event on Wednesday. The bill is quickly gaining Democratic support, and the issue of single payer is emerging as a key test for possible presidential contenders.

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Gillibrand expressed some support for single-payer health care in June as well. 

"Health care should be a right, it should never be a privilege. We should have Medicare for all in this country," she said, according to CNN. 

Gillibrand's office did not respond to a request for comment on the Mic report.