Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading his campaign with a focus on achieving economic, racial, social and environmental justice for all. Medicare for All is the centerpiece of Sanders’ campaign, and he has introduced bills in Senate during the 116th Congress. Sanders’ Medicare for All proposal would differ from other candidates’ proposals in that it would increase taxes on the middle class, though he contends increases would be lower than overall savings. His plan would also require a swifter, four-year rollout and eliminate private insurance.
Out of $73,799,034 that Sanders has raised so far in the 2020 elections:
- $1,989,278 has been linked to the Health industry
- $751,472 has been linked to hospitals/nursing homes
- $731,336 has been linked to health professionals
- $258,746 has been linked to health services/HMOs
- Kaiser Permanente is one of his biggest contributors, donating $84,982
Drug pricing is strong focus in Sen. Sanders health care policies. Sanders introduced the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act, the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act and the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Act.
Sen. Sanders also reintroduced his Medicare for All Act in April 2019.