Bernie Sanders revealed to a rally over the weekend that he plans to be awarded a health care committee chairmanship should Democrats regain control of the Senate.
The Vermont senator has long been a champion of “Medicare-for-All,” a system some Republicans believe would result in a complete government takeover that eliminates private and employer-provided health insurance.
“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, you’re looking at the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health,” Sanders said to raucous cheers.
The Independent congressman currently serves as a ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).
Sanders has been a strong surrogate for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden despite their policy differences.
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