Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said that he remains confident in his Medicare for All health care plan, despite failing to win a key endorsement from Nevada\u2019s Culinary Workers Union. The union declined to endorse any of the 2020 presidential candidates, but issued a specific criticism of Medicare for All.\n\u201cThey are a great union,\u201d Sanders said in an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff. He added that his campaign had worked very closely with them, and will continue to do so. \u201cMany unions do believe in Medicare for All.\u201d\nThe Culinary Workers Union circulated a flyer earlier this week expressing concern that Sanders\u2019 mandatory single-payer plan, in particular, would jeopardize the strong health care coverage they already have as union members. The next state in the primary cycle, Nevada will hold caucuses for Democratic presidential candidates on Feb. 22.\nSanders disagreed with the notion that his health care plan would not benefit Culinary Workers Union members. \u201cI think our health care plan for them and for every person in America would expand the health care that we have,\u201d adding that his plan would do away with premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. Sanders further promised that under his plan, no American would spend more than $200 a year on prescription drugs.\nThe candidate also dismissed reports that some of his supporters had gone after members of the union on social media for their decision not to endorse him: \u201cObviously, that is not acceptable to me. And I don\u2019t know who these so-called supporters are. You know, we are living in a strange world on the internet….Anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of our movement.\u201d\nMore highlights from the interview:\n\nOn looking forward to Nevada and South Carolina: Despite the fact that he lost 2016 election contests in Nevada and South Carolina, Sanders said he has a good shot at both of these states, which will be holding caucuses and a primary over the next two weeks. \u201cWe have a much, much stronger organization, much better name recognition. We\u2019re feeling that we have a shot in South Carolina. In Nevada, I think we have a really good shot,\u201d said Sanders. \u201cWe have an extraordinary grassroots movement of people…thousands of people knocking on doors all over this country.\u201d\nOn taxing the wealthy: Asked to respond to criticisms that his plan to cancel student debt would give unfair breaks to wealthy students, Sanders said that those who can afford to pay back their loans will \u201ccertainly be paying their fair share of taxes\u201d under his agenda. \u201cWe live in a time of massive income and wealth inequality,\u201d he said, adding that he believed it was important to pursue more universal programs to address these issues, such as social security. \u201cThe way you deal with social programs in my view is make them universal, and then you have the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes to pay for them. That is simpler. That is less complicated,\u201d said the Vermont senator.\nOn pursuing a progressive agenda: In an interview with the NewsHour Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said that the 2020 election is not the time for a \u201cmy way or the highway\u201d approach to politics. Sanders responded on Thursday by saying he would not shy away from pursuing a progressive agenda.\u201cThe agenda that we are talking about is the agenda that working families want,\u201d said Sanders, who added that most of these voters agree with his plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and offer universal health care. And on the issue of climate change, the candidate said a moderate approach was not the answer. \u201cWe have to act boldly. We have got to, frankly, tell the fossil fuel industry they cannot continue to destroy this planet.\u201d\nOn his personal health: Despite having suffered a heart attack in October, Sanders said he is feeling fine. \u201cI feel great,\u201d said the candidate, who has been criticized for not releasing as robust a collection of medical records as his predecessors. \u201cI feel great, a little bit tired. I haven\u2019t had a day off in three weeks, but other than that I\u2019m feeling pretty good,\u201d he said.