Senior Adviser to the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Jeff Weaver, joins Craig Melvin to talk South Carolina strategy and Medicare for All.
Health Policy Chair for Sen. Sanders presidential campaign, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., joins Morning Joe to discuss her impressions of the Nevada caucuses and her thoughts on Medicare for All a year after she introduced a bill in the House.
In the days leading up to Saturday's Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, Bernie Sanders withstood one attack after another over his Medicare for All plan – both from his rivals and the state's powerful hotel and casino workers' union.
Facing existential challenges, we must spend heavily on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and similar plans
In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, the former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50tn. Holy Indiana.
Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic adviser for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60tn. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.Continue reading...
Bernie Sanders took an early lead in results from the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, buoyed by what entrance polls showed was strong support for a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan like the one he has proposed.
An entrance poll showed Bernie Sanders with the most support among Nevada voters entering caucus sites for the Democratic presidential contest on Saturday, buoyed by strong support for a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan like the one he has proposed.
Saturday’s vote could be a make-or-break moment for candidates in the first state with a diverse electorate
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At Sparks high school outside Reno, a group of Sanders supporters were the first to arrive hours before the caucus, encouraging voters to back the Vermont senator as they lined up.
Essie Richard, 73, one of the first voters to arrive. Supporting @JoeBiden. “I’m Biden all the way. He was Vice President for eight years. He has the experience.” Protecting social security and Medicare are most important to her: “I’m barely surviving.” pic.twitter.com/Ibb8YF6fVb
Naomi Zamarripa, 18, high schooler voting for first time: “I love his commitment. He’s been around for so long, he keeps fighting + stays true to his beliefs.” @BernieSanders will win, she said: “Nevada is the first state that has a diverse makeup, he appeals to a lot of groups” pic.twitter.com/btVEPFiCV6
As the caucuses get underway, social media streams are starting to fill with “first alignment” results from individual caucus sites. But what about the actual, official results?
Tom Perez, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, told reporters today that results will be released as soon as possible, but that the priority is, “first and foremost, to get it right,” according to the AP.Continue reading...
Nevada voters entering caucus sites for the Democratic presidential contest on Saturday heavily favored a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan, according to early entrance polls, a positive sign for front-runner Bernie Sanders.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined Hardball to talk about the current 2020 field. On passing legislation in Congress like Medicare-For-All, Reid says it’s can’t pass. He also says, "With what the Republicans have done ... It's not a question
Sen. Bernie Sanders has pitched himself as the most ambitiously pro-labor candidate in the Democratic primary. He has also centered his campaign on the promise of passing and implementing a "Medicare for All" single-payer health insurance system.