The Medicare-for-all quest promoted by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) picked up steam today as Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) decided to co-sponsor a bill offered by the Vermont Senator.
Medicare-for-all is a health care plan where the government pays for medical costs.
The Hill reports:
“This is something that’s got to happen. ObamaCare was a first step in advancing this country, but I won’t rest until every American has a basic security that comes with having access to affordable health care,” Booker told the New Jersey outlet.
He added that “you should not be punished because you are working-class or poor and be denied health care. I think health care should be a right to all.”
The bill also picked up support from other Democrats:
In addition to Booker, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) are supporting Sanders’s legislation.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) also announced his support on Monday.
The failure of Republicans to repeal ObamaCare and deliver affordable health insurance is giving Democrats an opportunity to sell the public on “free stuff.”