Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris embrace details of ‘Medicare-for-all’

California’s junior Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in making an impassioned call for a national, taxpayer-funded health care system that would extend Medicare to all Americans and eliminate the need for private insurance companies, a move seen as symbolic for Democrats positioning themselves as the leaders of a party that is moving further left.

In announcing legislation to create what he called a universal, “Medicare-for-all” health care system, Sanders launched a nationwide campaign for a massive reorganization of the way in which health care is financed and delivered.