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H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
Three more members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of HR 676, the single payer bill in the House.
Carolyn Maloney (New York), Adriano Espaillat (New York) and Nanette Barragan (California) — signed onto HR 676 yesterday, bringing the total number of co-sponsors to 72.
That leaves 22 members of the House Progressive Caucus yet to co-sponsor HR 676 — a bill that has been endorsed by the caucus as a whole.
The United States National Health Care Act, or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676) is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). The bill had 49 cosponsors in 2015. The act would establish a universal single-payer health care system in the United States, the rough equivalent of Canada's Medicare and Taiwan's Bureau of National Health Insurance, among other examples. Under a single-payer system, most medical care would be paid for by the Government of the United States, ending the need for private health insurance and premiums, and probably recasting private insurance companies as providing purely supplemental coverage, to be used when non-essential care is sought.
(2) QUALIFICATIONS.—The appointed members of the Board shall include at least one of each of the following:
(A) Health care professionals.
(B) Representatives of institutional providers of health care.
(C) Representatives of health care advocacy groups.
(D) Representatives of labor unions.
(E) Citizen patient advocates.Text
originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: xuenchen
Well if anything this is interesting. Some food for thought. I just wonder how much it will cost.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: xuenchen
If it makes its way to Trump, he better veto that socialist crap. I don't want a single payer. Now that Obama's left office, its ok to embrace socialism? Is that the way its gonna be?