Several Senate Democrats who are seen as potential presidential candidates in 2020 have endorsed Sanders' bill, including Elizabeth Warren of MA and Cory Booker of New Jersey. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and even former vice president Joe Biden. Booker and Gillibrand's endorsements in particular are yet another sign that support for single-payer is likely going to be the standard in 2020, no longer a deviation from the party line. On Monday, Senators Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley backed the initiative; Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala D. Harris have also already gotten on the single-payer train.
Leading establishment figures in the Democratic Party are coming around to Bernie Sanders' proposal-once considered a left-wing moonshot-to create a massive, federally-funded health insurance system. A single payer bill in the House is cosponsored by more than half the Democratic caucus (though Nancy Pelosi is notably holding off).
Like Sanders, Booker, Harris and Warren have all been floated as potential Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential race. It found 53 percent of respondents saying they'd support "a national health plan, or a single payer plan, in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan".
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is not giving up on his desire to extend Medicare to all Americans. That's when many Democrats will defend Senate seats in GOP-leaning states where liberal voters are scarce.
As support for the Affordable Care Act (often known as Obamacare) continues to climb in the face of Republican efforts to repeal it, Democrats are seizing the opportunity to go even further than Obama's signature domestic policy-by providing healthcare to everyone in the country.
Single Payer Would Mean Higher Costs, Lower Quality
As the Overton window moves on healthcare, Republican moderates will become more convinced of the need to make only moderate reforms to the existing law to blunt the push for single-payer.
This theory seemed to be confirmed by Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky in 2009, when she referred to Obamacare as a mere step toward single-payer, "This is not a principled fight".
"As I've been traveling around NY, the number one thing I keep hearing from New Yorkers is that people are very anxious that their health care is still too expensive", Gillibrand said Tuesday.
I just think the time has come.
And a floor vote on an amendment to the ill-fated Senate repeal and replace bill suggests that the Democrats are all too aware of the public's lack of enthusiasm for single-payer.
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Meetings of the DAC have so far been held once in a month, sometimes with bigger gaps than that between two meetings. The Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa received Sitharam, who was on her maiden visit to AFS Uttarlai.