The centerpiece in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for the presidency is a Medicare for All plan, sans private options and tax increases on the middle class. Instead, the plan would generate funds through a 10-year transition period, administrative reform and hefty taxes on the wealthy. However, businesses that already offer generous health coverage to their employees would get burned by her plan, which has raised ire among those that might otherwise support a universal health care system.
Out of $60,049,476 that Warren raised so far in the 2020 elections:
- $1,328,377 has been linked to the Health sector
- $555,635 has been linked to health professionals
- $417,302 has been linked to hospitals/nursing homes
- Kaiser Permanente is one of her top contributors, donating $55,006
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill to create Medicare for All in the 116th Congress. Warren signed on as a co-sponsor.
Among the key drug price transparency legislation introduced in Senate this term, Harris signed as a cosponsor to the Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act of 2019. She did not sign onto the C-THRU, SPIKE, nor RxCAP bills.
This term, she also introduced legislation that would compel insurers to provide mental health benefits alongside health coverage in the interim between a potential M4A system.