By Cody Johnston Published: September 16th, 2017
America’s complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Sen. Bernie Sanders…Read more ?
As Bernie Sanders worked to finalize his Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, corporate lobbyists representing the traditional opponents of single-payer health care — including the nation’s major private insurers and drug companies — poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Senate Democrats’...
This week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled his Medicare-for-all legislation with nearly half of the Democrat Senate roster behind him. Sanders was not always in favor of blanket coverage programs, warning in a 1987 interview that a similar proposal presented this week, would bankrupt the United States. Show More Summary
Today’s bill introduction is the crest of a wave, but it’s also a new beginning. As the Chambers Brothers might put it, with the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, the time has come today. The dream of...Show More Summary
I’ve still got an hour before I have to leave for the airport, so let’s take note of two examples of party dynamics today. First up is Bernie Sanders and his Medicare-for-All bill. What’s been the response among the lefty wonkocracy? Let’s call it…hesitation. Everyone’s for single-payer, that’s not the problem. But Bernie’s plan has […]
The Medicare-for-all plan would mean not just an expansion but a redefinition of the program.
As Bernie Sanders and the rest of the 2,020 Democrats running for president in a few years (including, some believe, Kirsten Gillibrand) gathered in Washington to support Sanders's Medicare-for-all bill today, Chuck Schumer, New York's senior senator and the Democratic Minority Leader, remains non-committal on the idea of single-payer health care. [ more › ]
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled his "Medicare-for-all" healthcare plan Wednesday, alongside more than a dozen Democratic colleagues, including several potential 2020 presidential hopefuls. Absent from Sanders' policy...Show More Summary
Medicare-for-All Bill has the most extreme abortion proposal yet.
Pro-choice groups are heavily endorsing the bill.
Bernie Sanders will introduce the Medicare-for-All Act at 2pm today. It will be something of an event. There are now 16 senators co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill, including Cory Booker (but not Bob Menendez). And in a few minutes at 2pm,...Read more
Senator Bernie Sanders is rolling out his bill that would create a “Medicare-for-all” healthcare system in the US. “Under this legislation, every family in America would receive comprehensive coverage, and middle-class families would...Show More Summary
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday is set to introduce his Medicare-for-all bill, part of a burgeoning Democratic push for single-payer-style healthcare that has picked up several influential endorsements from potential 2020 presidential hopefuls. For now, however, it's shaping up to be more of a talking point for the party than a reality. Sen. Show More Summary
The Vermont senator will formally introduce the 2017 version of his “Medicare-for-all” legislation on Wednesday. Will it stand up to scrutiny?
When U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ introduces his Medicare-for-All legislation on Wednesday, advocates of a single-payer, government-sponsored health care hope it will be the end of a bitterly fought policy battle that has roiled the Democratic Party for generations. Since Democratic President Harry...
Fifteen top Democrats support the plan, which is currently more significant than his failure to flesh out how single-payer would be paid for.
Franken notes the bill is mostly "aspirational," considering the current makeup of Congress.