BERNIE GOES MAIN­STREAM

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“Not long ago, the idea that health care should be a right for ev­ery man, woman and child in this coun­try was con­sid­ered ‘rad­i­cal’ or ‘fringe’ by mem­bers of the cor­po­rate me­dia and po­lit­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment,” Sen. Bernard San­ders notes in a new pub­lic outreach.

“When I in­tro­duced my Medi­care for all leg­is­la­tion in 2013, I couldn’t find a sin­gle sen­a­tor to co-spon­sor the bill. We were even re­lent­lessly at­tacked for the idea be­fore the Iowa Cau­cuses in 2015. But to­day Medi­care for all is a main­stream po­si­tion in the Demo­cratic Party. My bill has 16 co-spon­sors in the Se­nate, and a ver­sion of the leg­is­la­tion has the sup­port of a ma­jor­ity of Democrats in the House. Pub­lic polls con­ducted by non­par­ti­san or­ga­ni­za­tions show a full 75 per­cent of Demo­cratic vot­ers sup­port Medi­care for all,” says the Ver­mont in­de­pen­dent, who has es­tab­lished a pub­lic pe­ti­tion to pledge sup­port for “Medi­care-for-all.”

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