Sanders to Introduce Single-Payer Bill

Headline Roundup September 13th, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce on Wednesday a new version of his plan to give everybody government-run health insurance, potentially opening a new chapter in the ongoing healthcare debate.

Sanders to Introduce Single-Payer Bill

From the Left
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OPINION

This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize profits for big insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, Wall Street and medical equipment suppliers?

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From the Right
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Senate Democrats are set to announce a new push for single-payer healthcare on Wednesday featuring several 2020 hopefuls touting legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to expand Medicare to everyone.

But divisions remain in the Democratic caucus over whether government-run healthcare may be going too far. Some of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2018 are not offering a warm embrace of the policy.

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From the Center
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When Sen. Bernie Sanders last introduced a single-payer bill in 2013, it didn’t attract a single co-sponsor. Now, as he unveils his “Medicare for all” bill on Wednesday, some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party will be by his side.

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