The Nationwide Nurses United enthusiastically threw its weight behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) within the 2016 presidential marketing campaign attributable to his “Medicare for All” plan, so it was unlikely the union would go for anybody else within the present main contest. Union members, although, say that whereas they help Sanders, they will not be going damaging in assaults in opposition to his rivals. In the meantime, KHN reality checks Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) claims about out-of-pocket spending.
The New York Instances:
Massive Nurses Union Backs Bernie Sanders And His Push For ‘Medicare For All’
The nation’s largest nurses union will endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president this week, a major increase to his marketing campaign from a significant ally within the combat for his signature well being care proposal. The union, Nationwide Nurses United, fervently supported Mr. Sanders’s final bid for the White Home in 2016, and its members have been vital gamers in Democratic politics since then, exhibiting up in purple T-shirts to help Mr. Sanders’s progressive allies in intraparty battles. They’ve additionally canvassed neighborhoods in swing congressional districts, urging voters to get behind “Medicare for all,” Mr. Sanders’s plan for a nationalized medical health insurance system. (Epstein, 11/12)
Kaiser Well being Information:
Warren Says Out-Of-Pocket Well being Spending Will Whole $11 Trillion In The Subsequent Decade. We Checked Her Math.
Selling her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer “Medicare for All” well being system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasised a putting determine. “If we make no adjustments over the following 10 years, People will attain into their pockets and pay out about $11 trillion on insurance coverage premiums, copays, deductibles and uncovered medical bills,” the Democratic presidential candidate mentioned in an Instagram video posted Monday. (Luthra, 11/12)
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