Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill

Gillibrand backs Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn Teen girls pen open letter supporting Kavanaugh accuser: We imagine you at that party and 'see ourselves' Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that she is backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states 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 WarrenDemocrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her More Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? MORE (Mass.),  Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDem senator calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw after second allegation Feinstein calls for hold on Kavanaugh consideration Senate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerEx-White House official revises statement to Mueller after Flynn guilty plea: report CNN editor: Booker's 'groping incident' 'different' from Kavanaugh allegation Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 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.