Gillibrand, New York's junior senator, plans on being a co-sponsor of the bill, Mic.comreported Monday. Democrats should invest time and resources in figuring out the best way to counter those arguments, especially since we know all too well how much people fear change when it comes to their health care.
In August, Peter Suderman wrote that "the future of health policy politics is Republicans defending something like Obamacare and Democrats pushing for something like single-payer". Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, and Warren are all rumored to be plotting presidential runs in 2020.
The rest of the party is getting on board with single-payer - or "Medicare for all", where the federal government would provide health insurance for every American financed through taxes - as well.
Moreover, the late Tommy Douglas, who introduced Canadian single-payer in the 1960's, was accordingly voted all-time greatest Canadian in a 2004 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation survey.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has long supported universal health care coverage.
. In the Trump era, he saw that there was an opportunity for someone to establish themselves as a progressive leader without necessarily being a firebrand like a Bernie Sanders or an Elizabeth Warren. Although he has showered former President Barack Obama with high praise for passing the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Booker said Monday that Obama did not travel far enough down the single payer system road.
But if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020, it now seems very likely he or she will have promised to pursue single-payer as president.
"Health care should be a right, it should never be a privilege".
"I don't think it's a litmus test", Pelosi said.
It would offer Americans the same kind of health care that is afforded Canadians, where the government entirely funds health care through tax dollars and various "levies" that are deducted when people pay their income taxes every year. In the House, meanwhile, well over 100 Democrats have co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers' "Expanded & Improved Medicare For All bill". Democratic activists believe the GOP's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare has strengthened the resolve of the nation's leftists.
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.
Rouhani in Astana for OIC Summit
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation or OIC will host the summit at the Palace of Independence in Astana on Sept 10-11. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted President Ilham Aliyev and other heads of state and government.
Andy Murray congratulates brother Jamie on US Open win
There are no ranking points up for grabs in mixed doubles but the pair will share $US70,000 ($NZ96,500) prizemoney between them. For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch".
UFC 215's Historic Main Event Has Been Cancelled
Pete and Ike preview UFC 215 , which is flying under the radar, though two title fights headline a surprisingly talent-rich card. In the meantime, the second fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko is bumped up to headline the card.
South Korea Braces for Possible North Korea Missile Test
North Korea says it needs its weapons to protect itself from USA aggression and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. The 29-nation US -led alliance expressed full solidarity with Japan and South Korea, North Korea's neighbors.
Jimmy Nelson to miss remainder of 2017 season
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to complete the sweep of the Cubs after dismantling Chicago by a final score of 15-2 on Saturday. He walked two and gave up a single to load the bases, before giving up a two-run double to Travis Shaw .