Sen. Bernie Sanders and 15 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare-for-All Bill

HeadlineSep 14, 2017
H06 bernie

On Capitol Hill, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday that would provide universal healthcare by expanding Medicare to include every American. Sanders introduced the bill flanked by doctors, nurses and some of the bill’s 15 Democratic co-sponsors.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Today, we begin the debate, vital to the future of our economy, as to why it is that in the United States we spend almost twice as much per capita on healthcare as any other nation on Earth, and yet we have 28 million people without any health insurance and even more who are underinsured, with high deductibles and copayments.”

Sanders unveiled his Medicare-for-all bill as Senate Republicans launched another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act—after the party’s two previous efforts ended in humiliating defeat.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop