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Sanders introduces universal health care, backed by 15 Democrats - Washington Post

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would expand Medicare into a universal health insurance program with the backing of at least 15 Democratic senators — a record level of support for an idea that had been relegated to ...and more »

Dawn of the Berniecratic Party - U.S. News & World Report

The center of power in the Democratic Party is moving rapidly leftward and Sanders is serving as the conductor. By David Catanese Senior Politics Writer Sept. 15, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Dawn of the Berniecratic Party. More. (Alex ...and more »

How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats - New York Times

Many Democrats giddy from their recent health policy successes are starting to reach enthusiastically for a mountaintop goal: establishing a single-payer system for all Americans. But they may want to learn the lessons of their opposition. Like “repeal ...and more »

How the Bernie Sanders Plan Would Both Beef Up and Slim Down Medicare - New York Times

In his big new single-payer health care bill, Senator Bernie Sanders says he wants to turn the country's health system into “Medicare for all.” But his bill actually outlines a system very different from the current Medicare program. The Sanders plan ...and more »

Where Dems stand on Sanders's single-payer bill - The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) is set to release his long ...and more »

Bernie Sanders Introduces Universal Health Care - U.S. News & World Report

It's a dead-end but symbolically important measure that's signaling the Democratic Party's charge to the left. By David Catanese, Senior Politics Writer. Sept. 13, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.. By David Catanese, Senior Politics Writer Sept. 13, 2017, at 4:42 p ...and more »

Bernie Sanders's new Medicare-for-all plan, explained - Vox

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will release a proposal Wednesday afternoon to transition the United States to a single-payer health care system, one where a single government-run plan provides insurance coverage to all Americans. The Sanders plan envisions ...and more »

The dam is breaking on Democrats and single-payer - Washington Post

Update: Gillibrand just signed on to Sanders's "Medicare for all" bill. So now 5 of my top 8 potential 2020 Democratic nominees have now come out for the bill -- before it is even introduced. "Health care should be a right, not a privilege, so I will ...and more »

Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes - New York Times

WASHINGTON — In one Senate office building, some of the leading lights of the Democratic Party gathered Wednesday to embrace what was once a proposal only of the far left: a huge expansion of Medicare, large enough to open the popular, government-run ...and more »

Bernie Sanders kicks off Medicare for All proposal; Harris, more on board - SFGate

WASHINGTON — With California Sen. Kamala Harris and a handful of other liberal senators often viewed as the Democratic Party's next generation of leaders lined up in support, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a plan Wednesday for a government-run health ...and more »