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 Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke 2020 Democrats upend digital campaign playbook Gillibrand speaks of how she benefits from white privilege MORE (N.Y.) will join a growing list of Democratic co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires 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 BookerBooker prison reform bill would give older prisoners a 'second look' Booker to unveil plan for older Americans' long-term health care: report Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day 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.