“Pivotal Moment in American History”: Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill with 15 Co-Sponsors

– Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is slated to introduce universal healthcare legislation today, aimed at expanding Medicare coverage to include every American. In a New York Times op-ed published today, Sanders wrote, "This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize profits for big insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, Wall Street and medical equipment suppliers?" Fifteen senators have already signed on as co-sponsors. The introduction of the Medicare for All Act comes after Republicans repeatedly failed to push through their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans’ efforts sparked sustained grassroots protests, led by disability activists and healthcare professionals. We speak with Michael Lighty, director of public policy for National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association. National Nurses United has long advocated for a Medicare-for-all system.

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"Pivotal Moment in American History": Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill with 15 Co-Sponsors

36 thoughts on ““Pivotal Moment in American History”: Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill with 15 Co-Sponsors

    • I just wrote Schumer about how disappointed I am in his current position especially with the spectacle he put on about the Republican ACA replacement. This increase in support over the last 9 months is amazing though, 9 months ago Sanders was alone on this issue, with only the exception of Elizabeth Warren, even though she is much more focused on Wall Street.

    • Not to support Cruz, but he DID support Bernie’s last try to fix the drug costs, so it is not unthinkable that he might also support this too. If he is going to still be your senator, there is a chance, pester him to death!

  1. No man is an island,
    Entire of itself,
    Every man is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main.
    If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.
    As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
    Or of thine own were:
    Any man’s death diminishes me,
    Because I am involved in mankind,
    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
    It tolls for thee.

    by John Donne

  2. This is why I’m proud to be a ‘Bernie Bro’, and ashamed of the Democratic Party for having worked so hard to see this forgotten.

  3. The first 8 are running for president…I like Ms Harris….I don’t think senators make good presidents though…good senators are important though

  4. Which governors are for it? Brown shot it down. That says everything about the democraps. I used to think they were for us. They are not. all these phonies are on board just to get re elected. Then when it fails they will say see I was for it.

  5. I don’t eat no meat, no dairy, no sweets
    Strictly fresh vegetables, ripe fruit and whole wheat
    I’m from the old school, my household smell like soul food
    Curry, falafel and barbecued tofu
    No fish though, no candy bars, no cigarettes
    Strictly ganja and fresh squeezed juice oranges
    Exercising daily to stay healthy and I never drink water out the tap cuz it’s filthy
    Be healthy y’all -stic.man

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