Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she is co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWTO faces renewed scrutiny amid omicron threat Overnight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan 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."
Warren joins Sanders, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden cannot allow his domestic fumbles to transfer to the world stage Joe Manchin should embrace paid leave — now The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends disappointing jobs report MORE (D-Calif.) and even more moderate Senators like Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocrats wrangle to keep climate priorities in spending bill On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Senators huddle on path forward for SALT deduction in spending bill 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 ObamaBiden on Bob Dole: 'among the greatest of the Greatest Generation' Moving beyond the era of American exceptionalism The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns 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.