Cory Booker joins the push for universal health care
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced Monday that he will be co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” bill, NJTV News reports. In doing so, Booker also joins forces with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in the push for a universal health-care system.
“Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege,” Sanders argues on his website. “Every man, woman, and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health-care crisis is a single-payer national health-care program.”
Sanders plans to introduce his bill Wednesday, despite the fact that it will face long odds of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress.
“You should not be punished because you are working-class or poor and be denied health care,” Booker argued on NJTV News. “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.” Watch his announcement below via NJTV News, and …read more
Source:: The Week – Business