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 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
  • 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
  • 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

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