Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill

Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWarren set to announce plan for universal child care: reports Senate Dems introduce bill to prevent Trump from using disaster funds to build wall Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that she is backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCongress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support Booker seeks dialogue about race as he kicks off 2020 campaign Capitalism: The known ideal 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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Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren set to announce plan for universal child care: reports Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Booker seeks dialogue about race as he kicks off 2020 campaign MORE (Mass.),  Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Harris calls idea of Trump trusting Putin over US intel ‘height of irresponsibility and shameful’ Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Jussie Smollett case shows media villainizing Trump and his supporters, without proof — again MORE (N.J.), also possible presidential candidates, recently announced their support for the bill as well. 

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.