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Hirono Announces Support for Medicare for All

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) released the following statement announcing her support for Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Medicare for All bill:

“We are all one diagnosis away from a major illness. When that time comes, no one should have to worry about whether they can afford the care that might save their life.

“I support universal, affordable, accessible, quality health care as a right, not a privilege. A single payer, Medicare for All system is a strong articulation of this principle, which is why I support this bill.

“There are other strong proposals that will put us on a path to a single payer system. I will support proposals that reaffirm the principle that universal health care is a right, not a privilege.”