Democrats are also worrying over whether placating Sanders' far-left, anti-establishment supporters will alienate moderate Democrats to such a degree that it will be impossible to gain congressional majorities in 2018 and the presidency in 2020.
Booker's announcement comes after other high-profile Democrats said they would cosponsor the bill.
This is about as far from a coincidence as you can get.
Pelosi made it clear that her distance from the bill, which Sanders expects to unveil with top progressives this week, creating something of a litmus test for Democrats, had little to do with its contents. All three are speculative candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He joins fellow Democrats Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in support of Sanders' legislation.
It also seems to confirm that these senators have clear designs on running. "We're getting there. It's going to happen". "We do. It's important though that that health care be patient-centered and not government-centered". Max Baucus (D-MT) said last week that he also supports a single-payer system.
Manchin is maybe the least likely Democrat to even flirt with single-payer. "I think, right now, he wants to be the rational and reasonable voice of the progressive wing of the Democratic party".
Tester is hardly the only Democrat to resist this debate.
After former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was selected as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, numerous voters who had backed Sanders in the primary were skeptical of her progressive chops. Conservatives warned that Obamacare was always a stepping stone towards a single-payer system.
"The only long-term solution to America's health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program", said Sanders. "It would be terrific to have a simple, seamless system where, exclusively by virtue of living in America, you know that you will get the care you need". Vox added last week Murphy "casts his bill as an on-ramp to single-payer".
In other words: The writing is on the wall. Democratic activists believe the GOP's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare has strengthened the resolve of the nation's leftists. Mr. Sanders has always been a champion of single-payer healthcare, and it was a central tenet of his 2016 presidential campaign.
And the way things are going, soon no Democratic leader will be able to oppose single-payer.
Expect this to continue apace in the days and weeks ahead.
His decision proved divisive on and off the pitch as even City boss Pep Guardiola was not sure it warranted a red card. Manchester City were in fine form in Saturday's destruction of 10-man Liverpool .
A strike called by an alliance of key separatist leaders against the minister's visit disrupted normal life in the Valley. While addressing CRPF personnel in the same district, the Home Minister said, "We are proud of our CRPF personnel".
In his election campaign previous year , Donald Trump chided Japan and South Korea for not contributing enough to their defences. North Korea announced on Sunday carrying out a successful hydrogen experiment, the thing that caused worldwide denouncement.
Mysterious green and blue flashes were seen by witnesses in Mexico City after it was rocked by a magnitude 8.2 quake . Forecasters were predicting the storm could unleash upwards of 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain in some areas.
Standing tall after first-and-goal from the 3 with a 7-3 lead was just another example of the unit rising to the occasion. The Packers limited Seattle to 12 first downs and 225 total yards, and Green Bay had an 18:26 edge in time of possession.
Beijing says the system's powerful radars will be able to monitor flights and missile launches deep inside north-eastern China. US President Donald Trump has urged China, North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbor.
He said: "I prefer not to answer question about handshakes - it's a bad question". " Maybe he reacted in the wrong way ". Hughes responded with a mocking wave towards Mourinho, who did shake hands with members of Stoke's backroom staff.
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said Sahakashvili and his supporters face a possible 5 year prison term. He has the full right to return to Ukraine, where he was illegally stripped of his citizenship .
Hope has had a superb series, ending it as the leading runscorer and an average of 75. The fact England's run chase was so simple owed everything to Anderson.
Slightly injured pope ends Colombia tour with unity appeal
The Pope can be seen with bruising as he greets crowds after the accident. "When you don't want to see, you don't see", he said. Francis used the trip to urge Colombians deeply polarized by a peace plan to shun vengeance after a bloody 50-year civil war.
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Newly unearthed ancient tomb with mummies unveiled in Egypt
He said a shaft in the tomb contained mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties. Egyptian archaeologists frequently uncover remnants of the country's past, which was once a centre of ancient civilization.