Sanders staffers will remain on campaign's health care plan through fall

Staffers for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential bid will be able to remain on the campaign’s health care plan through the fall despite Sanders’s suspension of his campaign Wednesday, a spokesperson announced Thursday.

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Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager, made the announcement during an all-staff call, and a Sanders campaign official confirmed to The Hill that workers would remain on the campaign health care plan through October.


“Thankful to Bernie who we just found out was adamant his entire campaign staff stays on our health insurance through November so yay I still have health care but health insurance shouldn’t be tied to your job!!!!!!!!” Sara Pearl, a former supervising producer for the campaign, tweeted Thursday.

The announcement comes one day after Sanders announced he would suspend his campaign, leaving former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE unopposed for the Democratic presidential nomination.

It also comes weeks after a former campaign staffer for former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE’s campaign sued on behalf of herself and other former campaign workers, arguing they were promised jobs through November before the campaign laid them off and Bloomberg ended his own campaign.

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