Schumer noncommittal on Sanders’s ‘Medicare for all’ bill

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Schumer noncommittal on Sanders's 'Medicare for all' bill. Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump reaching out to Dems on tax reform: report Trump's deal with Schumer, Pelosi should dismay conservatives Schumer tells Sinema he's backing her in Ariz. Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.) is staying on the sidelines on a single-payer health care bill being rolled out this week by Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGillibrand to back Sanders's single-payer bill: report Overnight Health Care: ObamaCare signup groups to get answers on funding this week | Dems demand Trump action on opioids | More Dems back ‘Medicare for All’ bill Clinton looks for rewind button in ‘What Happened’ MORE (I-Vt.).

"Democrats believe that health care is a right for all, and there are many different bills out there. There are many good ones," Schumer told reporters during a weekly leadership press conference.

Schumer was asked what he would "say" about the legislation being unveiled Wednesday by the Independent senator. 

He didn't say if he would be co-sponsoring the "Medicare for all" bill. A spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about Schumer's position.

 

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