More than 2,000 doctors across the U.S. have signed a declaration in support of establishing a national single-payer health plan.

The statement was drafted by Physicians for a National Health Program, an advocacy group that has been pushing single-payer since 1987.

Echoing Bernie Sanders' call for a "Medicare-for-all" system, the proposal describes its vision as essentially expanding the current framework in place for the elderly to all Americans. It notes, however, that ideally the national program would do away with problems that exist in Medicare, such as "high cost-sharing, limitations on coverage and contracting to wasteful private plans."

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