There is federal and state legislation seeking to provide universal comprehensive single payer health care. Click on the links below to read full texts and get more information.
COVID-19 related bills
HR 6674 - Medicare Crisis Program Act (Jayapal - Kennedy - enrolls as many people as possible into Medicare, i.e., all of the recently unemployed (since the pandemic)
S 3790 and HR 6906 - Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act (Sanders - Jayapal ) - empowers Medicare to cover COVID-19 related costs for every U.S. resident, until a vaccine became widely available. Bill summary HERE
Note: Both bills leave private insurance in place. Both are preferable to the bill subsidizing private insurance COBRA.
2020 RI Resolution establishing a state single payer study commission - H. TBD and S. 2385
2020 RI Resolution requesting Auditor General study Medicaid Privatization Costs - S. 2370