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Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill

Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial With Senate at stake, Georgia is on all our minds Build trust in vaccines by investing in community workers MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that she is backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for all" bill. 

Gillibrand is the latest high-profile Democrat, and possible 2020 presidential contender, to support Sanders's bill, which is gaining steam among Democrats. 

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Sanders plans to introduce the measure with an announcement on Wednesday. 

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.