Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Candidates backing Medicare For All come out victorious in primaries

Candidates supporting Medicare For All are beating their party-backed opponents in both red and blues states.

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Medicare For All’s support is mounting among both members of Congress as well as the American public. What started at the grassroots level, candidates that back the single-payer healthcare systems are coming up victorious in Democratic primary elections across the United States.

Candidates supporting Medicare For All are beating their party-backed opponents in both red and blues states.

“Together we will successfully move the United States to a Medicare-for-All, single-payer healthcare system and guarantee healthcare to all,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D-VT), said.

Sen. Sanders, who hosted a town hall with fellow Medicare For All advocated a couple months back that gained 1.6 million viewers, is the most outspoken critic of America’s for-profit healthcare system and biggest campaigner for guaranteed healthcare for every American.

The growing support for Medicare For All comes after much activism from nurses, doctors, progressive activists and democratic socialists joined the grassroots movement and millions of Americans, who want “a system that guarantees healthcare as a right regardless of one’s ability to pay,” Common Dreams reported.

And it looks as if more candidates backing Medicare For All are running in upcoming primaries in Minnesota, New Jersey, Iowa, New York, Maine, Texas, and Washington State. Currently, candidates supporting Medicare For All won in a congressional race in Nebraska’s second district and two House races in Pennsylvania.

 

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