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

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

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Progressives soaring after big primary night MORE (N.Y.) will join a growing list of Democratic co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic 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 BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick Harris, Ocasio-Cortez push climate equity bill with Green New Deal roots Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package 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.