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

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

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over New Zealand coverage Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Dems grapple with race, gender and privilege MORE (N.Y.) will join a growing list of Democratic co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren calls for abolishing Electoral College Biden weighing an early announcement of running mate: report Poll: Biden leads among millennial voters 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 BookerPoll: Biden leads among millennial voters Booker: Racists think Trump's racist Booker vows to reverse 'ridiculous' transgender military ban if elected president MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden weighing an early announcement of running mate: report Poll: Biden leads among millennial voters O'Rourke faces sharp backlash from left MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren calls for abolishing Electoral College Warren: 'White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group' Poll: Biden leads among millennial voters 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.