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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption 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 BookerRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand2020 Presidential Candidates Krystal Ball: Yang campaign a 'triumph of substance over the theatre' Three 2020 candidates have missed about half of Senate votes MORE (D-N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum 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 TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage 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 KlobucharRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada 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.