Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont)  rolled out his official Medicare for All bill that would establish a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S. More than a dozen of his Senate colleagues supported the idea, though 33 of his other fellow Senate Democrats, which includes one independent who caucuses with Democrats, aren’t on board as co-sponsors of the legislation.

The bill would need 60 votes in order to have a chance at getting a filibuster-proof floor vote, meaning the legislation is “essentially dead-on-arrival even if all Senate Democrats(and even a few Republicans) supported it,” GritPost notes.

Even still, support for Medicare for All has been widespread among Americans in several polls.  A Reuters poll in August of 2018 discovered 70 percent of Americans supported the idea, while nearly 52 percent were Republicans. A January Harvard-Harris poll recently found that 68% of Americans believed that creating “a taxpayer-funded national [health] plan, like Medicare for All” should be a top priority.

Sanders’ latest legislation seems more ambitious than other 2020 candidates’ healthcare proposals. The for-profit private health insurance industry would be eliminated and replaced with a government-funded national single-payer healthcare plan with Sanders’ bill, meaning it would cover all primary care, hospital stays, and prescription drugs for every single American.

Though taxes will increase slightly to cover the cost for the plan, majority of Americans would see cost savings, while also straying from employer-sponsored family plans, which consumes almost a third of Americans’ household income on average.

In Sanders’ previous Medicare for All bill, more Republican voters as a percentage supported it compared to Senate Democrats. There were 17 Democratic co-sponsors on the bill in October 2018, meaning less than 35% of Senators affiliated with the Democratic Party supported a proposal that 84% of Democrats and a slim majority of Republicans supported, as GritPost reported.

Sanders’ bill was recently introduced, meaning more Democrats who have yet to co-sponsor the legislation could do so in the future. However, the pharmaceutical and for-profit health insurance industries which donate to federal campaigns could begin losing profits f Sanders’ Medicare for All plan is successful. That further means their campaign spending in the 2020 cycle may continue to be just as aggressive, if not more.

According to the latest campaign finance data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, 33 Democrats received a total of $36,805,381 from those industries throughout the course of their careers.

Grit Post analyzed contributions from the pharmaceuticals/health products and insurance industries for each senator as shown on to decide these donation amounts. “If an industry didn’t make it on a senator’s top 20 industries in donation totals, we expanded the field to 100, and totaled amounts from each individual two-year election cycle,” GritPost stated.

These were their results:

1. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado)

$1,140,807 since 2009

2. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

$1,721,842 since 1991

3. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington)

$935,453 since 1991

4. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland)

$1,610,607 since 1989

5. Senator Tom Carper (D-Delaware)

$1,778,508 since 1989

Insurance is #2 donor

Pharma is #5 donor

6. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania)

$2,172,154 since 2005

7. Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware)

$562,337 since 2009

8. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada)

$150,547 since 2015

9. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois)

$489,015 since 2005

10. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)

$1,483,211 since 1989

11. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California)

$1,081,412 since 1991

12. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire)

$153,075 since 2013

13. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico)

$600,554 since 2007

14. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama)

$322,489 since 2017

15. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia)

$832,083 since 2011

16. Senator Angus King (I-Maine)*

$275,788 since 2011

*caucuses with Democrats

17. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota)

$807,382 since 2005

18. Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia)

$876,593 since 2009

19. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey)

$2,093,128 since 1991

20. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut)

$1,342,191 since 2005

21. Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)

$1,638,853 since 1991

22. Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan)

$1,099,886 since 2007

23. Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)

$1,052,077 since 1989

Insurance is #4 donor

24. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada)

$286,830 since 2015

25. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York)

$3,086,611 since 1989

Insurance is #4 donor

26. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire)

$654,671 since 2001

27. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona)

$960,470 since 2011

28. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minnesota)

$192,905 since 2017

29. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)

$1,885,120 since 1995

30. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana)

$1,290,498 since 2005

31. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)

$910,082 since 2001

32. Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia)

$1,448,831 since 1995

33. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

$1,869,371 since 1989

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