California Senator Kamala Harris (D) announced during a town hall on Wednesday that she would support Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for All" bill, which would institute a single-payer health insurance system.
"I intend to co-sponsor the 'Medicare for All' bill because its just the right thing to do," Harris announced Wednesday at a town hall in Oakland.
"It's not just about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense just from a fiscal standpoint," she said.
The decision to co-sponsor Sanders's bill is Harris's first instance of publicly supporting single-payer.
More here: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/348651-kamala-harris-announces-she-will-co-sponsor-single-payer-health-insurance
Hope to see more Dems pledge support for the bill now that Harris is on board.