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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:31 AM

Hawaii Democrat latest to back Sanders's single payer bill

Source: The Hill

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced her support for a single payer bill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to release Wednesday afternoon.

Hirono is yet another Democrat announcing they would support the legislation in recent days. The legislation has received the backing from some high profile Democrats seen as potential 2020 presidential contenders, such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.).

I support universal, affordable, accessible, quality health care as a right, not a privilege. #MedicareForAll pic.twitter.com/EOliwIXrxA
Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) September 12, 2017

I support universal, affordable, accessible and quality health care as a right, not a privilege, Hirono tweeted Tuesday. A single payer, Medicare for All system is a strong articulation of this principle, which is why I support this bill.

Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/350244-hawaii-democrat-latest-to-back-sanders-single-payer-bill



Thank you, Senator Hirono!

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Reply Hawaii Democrat latest to back Sanders's single payer bill (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 12 OP
Mr. Evil Sep 12 #1
CountAllVotes Sep 12 #2
KPN Sep 12 #3
demmiblue Sep 12 #4
Donkees Sep 12 #5
delisen Sep 12 #6
murielm99 Sep 12 #9
FairWinds Sep 12 #7
irisblue Sep 12 #8
BigmanPigman Sep 12 #10

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:44 AM

1. I sincerely hope this endeavor continues to build steam.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:53 AM

2. Off to the Greatest Page !!!

Off you go and just say YES to Medicare For All!!!

& recommend!!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:54 AM

3. Yes! 7 and counting.

Or is it 8 now?

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Response to KPN (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:59 AM

4. I'm not sure. I just learned about Tammy Baldwin:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:28 PM

5. Plus Senator Richard Blumenthal

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:30 PM

6. Nancy Pelosi does not endorse this single payer bill

and Conyers has already introduced his own single payer bill with 100 House members. He has been introducing single payer bills for year.

Pelosi wants Democrats to concentrate on defending the ACA,
and also does not want this bill to be used as a litmus test for Democratic Party candidates.

What is going on behind the scenes on all of this?

John Conyers has already introduced his single-payer bill this year. His bill opens Medicare to people younger than 65.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/28/single-payer-health-insurance/434353001/

More than 100 Democrats in the House have signed on to a single-payer bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan called Medicare for All because it would eliminate the current 65-and-older requirement for Medicare.

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Response to delisen (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:11 PM

9. This issue is being used to divide already.

I think Pelosi has the right idea. Keep the ACA and improve it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:41 PM

7. Health care for all . .

 

is not a "pony."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:11 PM

8. I hope her health stays good.

she is being treated for stage 4 renal cancer.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:25 PM

10. She IS a hero, NOT McCain!

After McCain grand stranded the thumbs down to the ACA repeal I called Hirano to thank her for coming to vote while she has stage 4 cancer. McCain is not worthy of my thanks...he currently supports the Graham Cassidy Amend and I do not trust him for a second. He is GOP through and through.

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