Bernie Sanders to visit San Francisco on Friday for state nurses convention

This article originally appeared in the SFGate

Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit San Francisco on Friday to promote his recently introduced Medicare for All plan at a convention of California nurses.

The Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate will be joined by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade for the event that’s hosted by the California Nurses Association.

Sanders introduced his Medicare for All bill on Sept. 13. The proposed single-payer health care system would expand Medicare — which is reserved for older and disabled citizens — to everyone.

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