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Sen. Markey joins Sen. Warren as co-sponsor of Sen. Sanders' health coverage legislation

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U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is co-sponsoring a bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders that would guarantee everyone in the country is covered by health insurance.
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Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Medicare for all' single-payer healthcare reform

Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Medicare for all' single-payer healthcare reform

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Fifteen Senate Democrats are now backing a single-payer healthcare plan which would expand Medicare coverage into a universal health insurance program for all Americans. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Medicare for All Act on Wednesday.
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Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan

Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan

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Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party's presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come to...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders unveils universal health care plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders unveils universal health care plan

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Senator Sanders says a single payer system is the solution to America's health care problems.
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As Sanders and Democrats Unveil Medicare For All, Trump Makes Final Push To Kill Healthcare

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As Sen. Bernie Sanders and 17 Democratic co-sponsors introduced Medicare For All, Donald Trump and Republicans are making one final push to take health care coverage away from millions of Americans.
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Hillary Clinton has a new put-down for Bernie Sanders on her media tour promoting her campaign memoir

Hillary Clinton has a new put-down for Bernie Sanders on her media tour promoting her campaign memoir

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Hillary Clinton is promoting a new criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders in her new memoir and the book tour that has followed - that her former Democratic primary challenger is not a Democrat, and therefore didn't have the party's best interests in mind.
"He isn't a Democrat - that's not a smear, that's what he says," Clinton wrote in her book " What Happened ." "He didn't get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party."
Clinton went on to say that Sanders is "fundamentally wrong about the Democratic Party" and argued that the party has...
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Bernie Sanders Just Proposed Single-Payer Health Care. What's That?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil the latest version of his single-payer health care plan on Wednesday.
The bill, which has garnered 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, would shift the U.S. health care system from one in which most people under age 65 are insured privately -typically through their jobs-into one in which all Americans are insured through the federal government .
“Under Bernie's plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier...
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7 tough questions single-payer advocates must answer before their ideas can become law

7 tough questions single-payer advocates must answer before their ideas can become law

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Single-payer health care is having a moment.
The unexpected success of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, Democratic lawmakers searching for a new agenda in the Trump era, and the fact that Obamacare has revealed both the benefits and the limitations at a market-driven plan to expand health access have all combined to make a unified, government-run health plan seem like an attractive solution to our broken system.
Nearly every Senate Democrat with presidential ambitions has signed on to Sanders' latest Medicare for All bill. It's starting to look like single-payer is a policy that...
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Single-payer healthcare is gaining steam - but there's a simple reason it won't happen anytime soon

Single-payer healthcare is gaining steam - but there's a simple reason it won't happen anytime soon

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday is set to introduce his Medicare-for-all bill, part of a burgeoning Democratic push for single-payer-style healthcare that has picked up several influential endorsements from potential 2020 presidential hopefuls.
For now, however, it's shaping up to be more of a talking point for the party than a reality.
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, widely considered the most conservative Senate Democrat, said Tuesday that single-payer "should be explored," even while saying he was "skeptical" it would be the right choice in the end.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Introducing Medicare for All' | Campaign video

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Sen. Bernie Sanders released a campaign video introducing his plan to implement a single payer health care system "to guarantee health care for all people."
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Giuliani says Trump won't issue pardons during Mueller's investigation, but...

Giuliani says Trump won't issue pardons during Mueller's investigation, but could pardon people who were treated unfairly after it's over

Rudy Giuliani, top attorney for President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that Trump won't issue any pardons in the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but could after... Read more ...

Border Pursuit Leaves at Least 5 Dead in Texas

Border Pursuit Leaves at Least 5 Dead in Texas

At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Dimmit County... Read more ...

On Father's Day, Democratic lawmakers made a surprise visit to detained dads...

On Father's Day, Democratic lawmakers made a surprise visit to detained dads who ICE separated from their children

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Melania Trump says US should 'govern with heart' when it comes to migrant...

Melania Trump says US should 'govern with heart' when it comes to migrant children

First lady Melania Trump weighed in on the growing controversy regarding the Trump administration's practice of separating migrant children from their parents. She said through... Read more ...

There's a beach separating the US and Mexico where families meet on either...

There's a beach separating the US and Mexico where families meet on either side of towering border walls - see what it looks like

The Trump administration took another step this spring toward its campaign promise to keep undocumented immigrants out of the US. In early May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions... Read more ...

Roger Stone: Russian Wanted $2M for Dirt on Hillary

Roger Stone: Russian Wanted $2M for Dirt on Hillary

Two associates of President Trump claim the whole thing was an FBI setup. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone admits he met a man with a thick Russian accent in Florida in... Read more ...

Ted Cruz Defeats Jimmy Kimmel In 'Blobfish Basketball Classic'

Ted Cruz Defeats Jimmy Kimmel In 'Blobfish Basketball Classic'

"Did you spend more time this week practicing basketball than trying to get those kids out of that detention center?" Kimmel asked Cruz on the court. Read more ...

Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents

Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents

The House oversight chairman is demanding documents related to Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe and the alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign. Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway Claims ‘Nobody Likes' Policy Of Family Separation At Border

Kellyanne Conway Claims ‘Nobody Likes' Policy Of Family Separation At Border

Still, she denied the fact that the president could put an end to the practice. Read more ...

Roger Stone now says he met with a Russian during the campaign who offered...

Roger Stone now says he met with a Russian during the campaign who offered dirt on Clinton for $2 million

The Washington Post reported Roger Stone, a former campaign consultant and close associate to President Donald Trump, has admitted to meeting with a Russian contact during the... Read more ...