Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill

Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas Senate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE House backs resolution expressing support for ICE MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that she is backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights MORE's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for all" bill. 

Gillibrand is the latest high-profile Democrat, and possible 2020 presidential contender, to support Sanders's bill, which is gaining steam among Democrats. 

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Sanders plans to introduce the measure with an announcement on Wednesday. 

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.