On Thursday Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that she will be co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All bill.”
“I believe it’s time to take a step back and ask: what is the best way to deliver high quality, low-cost health care to all Americans?” Warren said in a statement Thursday.
“Everything should be on the table — and that’s why I’m co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill that will be introduced later this month.”
Warren joins Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris and Jon Tester, who have already backed the bill.
Warren spoke highly of Sanders’ bill, saying that every American deserves affordable healthcare.
“Everyone is covered,” she said. “Nobody goes broke paying a medical bill. Families don’t have to bear the costs of heartbreaking medical disasters on their own.”
Last month, Harris announced during a town hall her support behind Sanders’s “Medicare for All” bill.
“I intend to co-sponsor the ‘Medicare for All’ bill because it’s just the right thing to do,” Harris, another potential Democratic presidential hopeful, announced Wednesday at a town hall in Oakland.
“It’s not just about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense just from a fiscal standpoint,” she said.