Sanders to roll out updated 'Medicare for all' proposal Wednesday

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKamala Harris rallies with McDonald's workers striking for higher wages Kamala Harris rallies with McDonald's workers striking for higher wages Playing fast and loose with the economic facts MORE (I-Vt.) will roll out an updated version of his "Medicare for all" plan Wednesday on Capitol Hill. 

Sanders, who is again seeking the Democratic nomination for president, will unveil the bill alongside Senate co-sponsors, some of whom are also candidates for president. 

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Sanders last introduced the bill in 2017, with support from presidential candidates Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn's South Carolina fish fry 22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn's South Carolina fish fry Five takeaways from first Democratic debate lineup MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandDemocratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate MORE (D-N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris rallies with McDonald's workers striking for higher wages Kamala Harris rallies with McDonald's workers striking for higher wages 22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn's South Carolina fish fry MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenFive takeaways from first Democratic debate lineup Five takeaways from first Democratic debate lineup Black Economic Alliance official says African-American voters will 'determine who sits in the White House' MORE (D-Mass.) 

A spokesperson for Booker said he would again cosponsor the bill, but Gillibrand, Harris and Warren's offices did not reply to requests for comment.

Sanders's bill would largely eliminate private insurance and institute a single-payer system managed by the government. 

The updated version will also include long-term care, such as nursing homes, which is currently not covered by the Medicare program. 

Home and community based care which also be covered. 

Medicare for all, and its embrace by some 2020 candidates for president, has been highlighted by Republicans and President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE, who argue the Democratic Party is moving toward socialism. 

Harris faced criticism when she said earlier this year about private insurance "let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on." 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data It's time to let Medicare to negotiate drug prices MORE (D-Minn.), who is also running for president, has not backed Medicare for all, and supports proposals that would create a Medicare public option, allowing individuals who aren't yet 65 to buy into the program.