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

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

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandIntelligence leaders warn of threats from China, domestic terrorism Jon Stewart accuses VA of being 'an obstacle' to burn pits medical care Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left MORE (N.Y.) will join a growing list of Democratic co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Senators in the dark on parliamentarian's decision World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths 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 BookerBass 'hopeful' on passing police reform: 'Republicans that I am working with are operating in good faith' Progressive lawmakers press DHS chief on immigration detention Democrats battle over best path for Puerto Rico MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMedia complicity in rise of the 'zombie president' conspiracy Trump looms over Senate's anti-Asian hate crimes battle DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWorld passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents 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.


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.