Another top Dem Rep recently announced his support for Senator Bernie Sander’s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for all” bill.
Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told NJTV News on Monday that he will be co-sponsoring Sander’s bill.
“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. 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 NJTV News.
Booker joins a growing group of Democrats in supporting the “Medicare for all” bill.
Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced her support for the bill.
“I believe it’s time to take a step back and ask: what is the best way to deliver high quality, low cost health care to all Americans? Everything should be on the table — and that’s why I’m co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill that will be introduced later this month,” Warren said in a statement released last Thursday.
“It’s not just about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense just from a fiscal standpoint,” Warren added.