“We have an historic opportunity to achieve the most significant expansion of Medicare since it was signed. We look forward to working with you to make this happen and thereby significantly improve the lives of millions of elderly Americans and people with disabilities,” wrote the Group that consisted of Bernie Sanders from Vermont and 16 Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Ben Cardin from Maryland and Debbie Stabenow from Michigan.
Sanders, in particular, pushed for an expansion of the Medicare program, which was passed in 1965 during the tenure of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
“Right now,” Sanders said in a March interview, “I want to focus on the fact that there is a tremendous crisis for seniors who are unable to get dental care, hearing aids and optical care. that they need.” . “