It looks like the continued push from Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement is finally getting through to some high-level Democrats. California Senator Kamala Harris has announced she will be co-sponsoring a Medicare-for-all bill Sanders will be introducing in the Senate this fall.
Medicare-for-all is an idea whose time has come and it absolutely SHOULD be a litmus test for Democrats seeking election or re-election. While I have some reservations about Harris, and these are shared by many in the progressive movement, we should all consider it a small victory when an elected Democrat supports good policy.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 30, 2017
I intend to co-sponsor the Medicare for All bill because it’s just the right thing to do.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 30, 2017
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) August 30, 2017