#2020Vision: Kamala Harris Fires The Single-payer Starting Gun
#2020Vision: Kamala Harris fires the single-payer starting gun
The Democratic Party’s sprint toward a full embrace of single-payer health care is underway — and California Sen. Kamala Harris fired the starting gun.
In the final moments of her Oakland town hall, Harris snuck in an announcement that she will co-sponsor the “Medicare for all” bill that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce in mid-September.
Hillary Clinton said 20 months ago that single-payer “will never, ever come to pass.” But it’s a different Democratic Party now, and the cause excites the base. Harris is part of a trio of Democratic 2020 prospects in the Senate — along with Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren and New …