Harris was the first Senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ bill.
During the first Democratic debate, she was one of two candidates who raised their hands when asked if they would get rid of private health insurance as president, which is one of the key reforms in the Medicare For All plan.
In July 2019 she introduced a variation on Sanders’ proposal, with the main difference the length of time it would take to implement the changes (10 years in her case). There were some other, less significant differences as well, but substantially she remained committed to the Medicare For All principals.
In better news, Ilhan Omar is the latest member of “The Squad” to easily defeat her Democratic primary challenger to represent her district in the upcoming election, despite a truly vast amount of money spent on their opponents by business and pro-Israel lobbyists. In the case of Omar’s challenger, a stock photo effort called Melton Meaux, around 10 million was spent, the majority of which came from anonymous, out-of-state donors. Local TV was showing back-to-back ads of him promising to end divisiveness in the House. He lost by almost 20%.