Single-payer health insurance has been steadily gaining support among Democrats.

Backing for single-payer insurance is growing ahead of the planned introduction on Wednesday of the Medicare for All Act from Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT. 

The latest supporter is Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, reports the Miami Herald. He joins senators Cory Booker,D-NJ; Jeff Merkley, D-OR; Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY; Kamala Harris, D-CA, and Elizabeth Warren, D-MA in supporting the bill, which would create a single-payer national health care insurance system. 

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