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.

                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.

  • 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

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