House Democrats to Revive Medicare for All Bill One Year After COVID Reached Every State

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      eridani
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      https://truthout.org/articles/house-dems-to-revive-medicare-for-all-bill-1-year-after-covid-reached-all-states/

      “Mark your calendars!” tweeted Jayapal (D-Wash.), a longtime single-payer advocate who was the lead House sponsor of the Medicare for All Act of 2019, which experts at the time characterized as the gold standard for universal healthcare legislation. The bill proposed a two-year transition to a Medicare for All system that would provide comprehensive healthcare to everyone in the U.S. for free at the point of service.

      Since the coronavirus crisis began last year, millions of people across the U.S. have been thrown off their employer-provided health insurance — the nation’s most common form of coverage — due to pandemic-induced mass layoffs that have persisted in recent weeks. Last week, an additional 1.2 million people in the U.S. filed for unemployment insurance.

      “This past year makes it incredibly clear why we must pass Medicare for All,” said Nina Turner, a Democratic congressional candidate in Ohio’s 11th District.

      Amid a deadly pandemic that has further exposed the absurdity and immorality of tying health insurance to employment, Democratic Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell are planning to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2021 this coming Wednesday — exactly one year after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Remove U.S. troop deployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Italy and all our financial backing that supports Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen and assaults of Syria. Cut U.S. military spending to the budget in half. Finally, institute Medicare for All, UBI for every American and enable the United States to properly address by restoring its own infrastructure with a jobs program in support of this – NOW!

      Have I heard back from weeks of contact? No… I have not. Have I gotten form letters that mean he’s never intended to respond? Oh, Hell, Yes.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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      That’s just the way it should be!

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

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