Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum supports 'Medicare For All' proposal


Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum is embracing the "Medicare for All" health care proposal first introduced by democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Just a day after the demise of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, the Tallahassee mayor released a statement in support of the proposal.

"The Graham-Cassidy bill has met the same fate as all the previous attacks on Obamacare, but we should call it what it was from Day One: a dangerous attack on our fundamental right to health care," said Gillum in the statement. "As we move forward with ensuring every American has affordable health care coverage, I stand with Senator Sanders “Medicare for All” proposal. It moves us closer to affordable healthcare as a right for everyone in Florida and this country, and I’m proud to support it."

Gillum, who has raised a significant amount of early campaign money from liberal backers like George Soros, is running up against gubernatorial candidates such as former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and Winter Park's Chris King.

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