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Bernie Sanders is renewing his call to eliminate private health insurance as he introduces a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan.

Proponents of Medicare for All say it would close gaps in health-care coverage that leave 27 million Americans uninsured.

Some Democratic 2020 hopefuls point to their support of Medicare for All to prove their progressive bona fides.

It was a soundbite-ready moment - like several others he has enjoyed - that replayed throughout the week in American media. It now anchors South Bend's Renaissance District and houses a mix of technology companies, including South Bend Code School and an Amazon Web Services company, a symbol - Buttigieg is expected to say - of how his leadership as mayor over the last eight years helped revitalize portions of the city.

"If you explain to people what it really means, it really changes everything", said Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. Independent studies estimate that over 10 years the plan will cost anywhere from $25 to $35 trillion. But a recent estimate from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of MA in Amherst suggests that the cost could be much lower.

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Biden, who has yet to announced he's running for the White House, leads the 2020 Democratic presidential field in Iowa.

Buttigieg will follow up his announcement with a trip to NY for a low-dollar fundraiser in Brooklyn on Monday, followed by a two-day trip to Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Four percent said they support Sen. Brand name prescription drugs would be subject to copays totaling no more than $200 annually. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., fired off a letter to the Congressional Budget Office requesting a detailed cost estimate of Medicare for All bills in the House and Senate.

Despite this, Biden is still afraid of Barney Sanders' presence in the Democratic Party. Buttigieg ranked third at 9 percent, outperforming a slew of USA senators and other hopefuls. Sanders has bristled at comparisons between his behavior and the president's. New Hampshire Democratic Sen.

Meanwhile, 16% said they support Sen. But "there's a small ray of hope", she said, citing the example of former President Barack Obama.

Polling, she suggested, suggests the public is not concerned. If they were, Warren and Sanders would probably be in a better position, and Biden would probably be in a worse position, as the Quinnipiac poll indicates. He and other supporters of Medicare for All have generally sidestepped the question of how they'd pay for their plan. "I wrote a best-selling book", Sanders said, when the NYT reporter reminded him of his own wealth.

With Sanders' idea returning to the forefront, Republicans have a fresh opportunity to slam his plan as too costly and unworkable.

The revamped health care proposal is similar to the plan Sanders released in 2017, though it adds a long-term care benefit for Americans with disabilities. The Trump administration is supporting a suit in federal court that seeks to have the 2010 health law cast aside as unconstitutional.

Buttigieg said the first-quarter fundraising results were "way ahead" of the campaign's original goals, according to the Associated Press.

A number of Sanders' rivals for the Democratic nomination, including Sen.