legislation

We must stop private health insurance company middlemen who provide no actual health care and limit our care.

Click here to write all your legislators in support of all these important bills

Federal Single Payer
                
Medicare-for-all bills
House bill HR 1967 - Research
Senate bill S. 1129 - Research
 
COVID-19 related bills

HR 6674Medicare 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.

State Single Payer
 
Medicare-for-All bills 
  • 2021 RI Medicare-for-all - H. 5628  and S. 0233​​
  • 2021 RI Resolution urging passage of federal Medicare-for-all single payer legislation H. 6078  and S. 0109​​
  • 2021 RI Resolution establishing a state single payer study commission - H. 5019  and S. 230  
Research click here
Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) bills
  • 2021 RI Resolution requesting Auditor General study Medicaid Privatization Costs  - H. 6046  and S. 0049 
  • 2021 RI Audit/Deprivatize Medicaid Bill - H. 5449  and S. 379 
Research click here