WASHINGTON — As the debate over “Medicare for all” heats up on the 2020 trail, House progressives are opening a new front in Congress with a detailed single-payer bill that they plan to aggressively push this year.
“We intend to make sure that Americans across this country know that we are standing up and fighting for them and for health care to be a right and not a privilege,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the lead sponsor of the bill and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said in a call with reporters on Tuesday.
“I think this ‘Medicare for all’ bill really makes it clear what we mean by ‘Medicare for all,'” she said. Read More.
Original Article on NBC News by Benjy Sarlin