Single-Payer Bill Will Be Unveiled Wednesday

Sep 9, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders will unveil his “Medicare for All” legislation on Wednesday. Single-payer is gaining support with Democrat lawmakers. During the presidential campaign, Sanders made single-payer one of the planks of his campaign. Introducing Medicare for All keeps pushing the issue. At Wednesday’s announcement, Democratic co-sponsors will join Senator Sanders. Also expected will be “medical professionals, business leaders, and patients.” Medicare for All does not have much chance of going anywhere while Republicans are in control. Republicans lawmakers are trying to negotiate with Democrats to fund ObamaCare payments to insurers and grant “more flexibility to states to change regulations under the health law.” Senators Cassidy and Graham are pushing to “convert current ObamaCare spending into a block grant to states.”