legislation

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.

Federal
                Medicare-for-all bills
House bill HR 1384 (text) - Research
Senate bill S. 1129 (text) - 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
  • 2020 RI Medicare-for-all H. 7684  and S. 2389
  • 2020 RI Resolution urging passage of a federal national Medicare-for-all single payer H 7829 and S. 2383
  • 2020 RI Resolution establishing a state single payer study commission - H. TBD  and S. 2385  
Research click here
  • 2020 RI Resolution requesting Auditor General study Medicaid Privatization Costs  - S. 2370
Research click here  and here

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