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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:21 PM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-all bill

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand intends to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Medicare-for-all bill, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the bill.

Gillibrand has been open about her support for a single-payer system at several recent town halls across New York.

The New York senator joins at least seven other senators who have recently announced their intention to co-sponsor the legislation. A source told Mic that Gillibrand has supported the legislation for some time now and intends to officially announce her support soon.

On Wednesday, Sanders plans to roll out the much-anticipated bill, alongside several co-sponsors.

Earlier on Monday, Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) both announced that they intended to co-sponsor the legislation.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was the first Democratic senator to announce that she would co-sponsor the bill. She was followed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).

https://mic.com/articles/184379/sen-kirstin-gillibrand-will-co-sponsor-bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-bill#.xwleo0yC2

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Reply Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-all bill (Original post)
Donkees Sep 11 OP
Not Ruth Sep 11 #1
Expecting Rain Sep 11 #2
KPN Sep 12 #7
George II Sep 11 #3
KPN Sep 12 #9
murielm99 Sep 12 #11
HarmonyRockets Sep 12 #14
BigmanPigman Sep 11 #4
Warren DeMontague Sep 11 #5
jalan48 Sep 11 #6
leftstreet Sep 12 #8
KPN Sep 12 #10
Nanjeanne Sep 12 #12
HarmonyRockets Sep 12 #13
democrank Sep 12 #15
beam me up scottie Sep 12 #16
zentrum Sep 13 #18
zentrum Sep 13 #17

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:28 PM

1. It's happening!

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:40 PM

2. If the "it" is Democratic politicians are positioning themselves for 2020...

 

I agree.

If "it" is a belief that we've reached some sort of critical mass to pass an actual bill, I'd say not even close.

Any hopes of passing a single payer bill will require legislation of much greater substance than anything we've seen thus far.

So far we have posturing.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:42 AM

7. Nothing wrong with that man ... so long as

there's actual follow through if and when we have the power again. There's the rub in my view.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 06:14 PM

3. Has the bill been introduced? Has the bill been written?

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:47 AM

9. No and fundamentally yes?

Sanders' is supposed to "unveil" the bill tomorrow.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:13 PM

11. I keep asking those same questions.

And who will write it? And what will it cost?

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:50 PM

14. It is being introduced tomorrow

 

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 06:15 PM

4. This must be the entire Dem Party consensus moving forward!

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 06:17 PM

5. Excellent. Nice to see our good progressive Senators WORKING TOGETHER on what is IMPORTANT!



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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 06:29 PM

6. When Progressives win, the people win.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:45 AM

8. DURec

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:51 AM

10. Awesome. Gaining momentum. Booker,

Warren, Harris, Gillibrand ...

This won't go far, but it's finally going to have some visibility that only Bernie provided in the past. You know, that damn Communist.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:43 PM

12. so is Tammy Baldwin

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:22 PM

13. And another

 

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:02 PM

15. These courageous senators better wear protective gear

because a lot of crap will be thrown their way:

Can't be done.

Impossible.

Costs too much.

No other politicians will support this.

Voters don't want this.

It's a leftist idea.

Crazy unicorn plot.

Too complicated.

Where's the actual bill? I bet it won't be perfect.





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Response to democrank (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:03 PM

16. You got that right.

Conservatives will be ALL over this tomorrow and the GOP propaganda machine will go into overdrive.

Bravo, senators! Full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:38 AM

18. Not just conservatives

....will pooh-pooh it.

Bernie was dismissed as a unicorn for discussing this back in 2016.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:37 AM

17. Moving forward!

Not looking back.

Issues to solve beyond the 2017 debacle of an election.

Glad they are joining Bernie. Policy details to be released tomorrow.

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