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Know the Facts!

One of the most powerful tools we have in the work to bring Healthcare for All into reality is an informed team of advocates and that means YOU! 

While we strive to always provide true and consistent information, with legislation it's impossible to predict what would be added, deleted, or changed in the process of the bill becoming a law, especially where funding is concerned. As we wait to see what, if anything, happens to H.R. 1384, we caution you to realize that any funding information isn't set in stone. Be sure to check in again  for updates.

Since 2003 when it was first introduced by Representative John Conyers, H.R. 676 has been the "gold standard" of what we are fighting for. Now it has been re-written as the Medicare for All Act of 2019, H.R. 1384. We're now waiting to see what, if anything, Bernie will do with the bill he introduced last year, S. 1804.

This is why DUH will be watching the Congresspeople we endorsed, due to their stated support of a single-payer healthcare system, to see if they stand by the position that won our endorsement. The unfortunate installment of avowed anti-healthcare corporate queen Pelosi as Speaker means extreme pressure will be aimed at them and it's up to us to make sure they know WE have their backs in the 2020 election when the DCCC threatens and refuses to support them. This time it won't just be about voting for them - we need to start now rewarding every right move they make with coverage the mainstream won't provide, with donations, with volunteers, with applause for sticking to their guns and not selling out!

 

LEGISLATION

  • The text of HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019

  • S. 1129

    The 2019 version of Bernie's bill in the Senate.

  • The text of the bill sponsored by John Conyers from 2003-2017.

  • The text of the bill Bernie introduced in 2018.

  • Ben Jealous' healthcare plan when he ran for governor. Like the Michigan plan, we felt this deserved acknowledgement as a viable option for states that want to go forward in establishing their own system.

  • Though he lost his gubernatorial campaign, Michigan candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed came up with this innovative plan that we believe could be a viable template for other states that want more than baby steps, but aren't ready to dive right into a single-payer system. We were proud to be consulted by Dr. El-Sayed's campaign.

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