BERNIE GOES MAINSTREAM
“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.”