As Sanders Prepared Medicare Bill, Health Care Lobbyists Bankrolled Senate Democrats

As Bernie Sanders worked to finalize his Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, corporate lobbyists representing the traditional opponents of single-payer health care — including the nation’s major private insurers and drug companies — poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Senate Democrats’ fundraising accounts. Now, many of those lawmakers have refused to sign on to the Medicare…

Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (C) speaks beside Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders (2-R) and Democratic Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand (R) at an event announcing the ‘Medicare for All Act of 2017’, held with Democratic Senators and supporters of universal healthcare, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 September 2017. The legislation aims to provide Medicare for all Americans. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS