Joe Biden The pledge is largelysymbolic, as even the petition's creators say they will stand firmin their support of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. (Photo: TiffanyHagler-Geard/Bloomberg)

The flame of the Medicare for All movement may have dwindledwhen Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign, but ithasn't extinguished completely. More than 60 delegates have signeda petition to vote against a platform thatdoesn't include support for Medicare for All health care reform,with hundreds more expected to add their support.

"This pandemic has shown us that our private health insurancesystem does not work for the American people. Millions of peoplehave lost their jobs and their health care at the same time,"Judith Whitmer, a delegate for Sen. Sanders told Politico. "There's people leaving the hospitalnow with millions of dollars in medical bills. What are we going todo about that?"

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.