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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum supports 'Medicare For All' proposal

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum is embracing the "Medicare for All" health care proposal first introduced by democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Just a day after the demise of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, the Tallahassee mayor released a statement in support of the proposal.

"The Graham-Cassidy bill has met the same fate as all the previous attacks on Obamacare, but we should call it what it was from Day One: a dangerous attack on our fundamental right to health care," said Gillum in the statement. "As we move forward with ensuring every American has affordable health care coverage, I stand with Senator Sanders “Medicare for All” proposal. It moves us closer to affordable healthcare as a right for everyone in Florida and this country, and I’m proud to support it."

Gillum, who has raised a significant amount of early campaign money from liberal backers like George Soros, is running up against gubernatorial candidates such as former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and Winter Park's Chris King.

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