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70 House Democrats Launch “Medicare for All” Caucus

HeadlineJul 20, 2018

Declaring that healthcare is a human right, at least 70 Democrats have signed on to a new “Medicare for All” House Caucus. Speaking on Capitol Hill Thursday, caucus co-chair Congressmember Pramila Jayapal of Washington state said the U.S. could provide universal healthcare by lowering the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to zero.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: “We are united today by the common conviction that healthcare is a human right, that healthcare must be affordable and accessible to all residents of the United States, and that one of the best ways to ensure healthcare for all is to use the system that already exists for millions of seniors over the last half-century, and that is Medicare.”

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