AHF Endorses Sen. Sanders’ New ‘Medicare for All Act’

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate today, with fourteen original cosponsors of his similar 2019 ‘Medicare for All Act,’ signing on

 

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2022) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) joined a broad coalition of progressive organizations and legislators to celebrate and endorse the introduction of a bill which would enact the Medicare For All Act of 2022. The proposed legislation, led by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is similar to the Medicare For All Act of 2019. Fourteen of Sanders’ colleagues in the Senate signed on as cosponsors[1].

 

“AIDS Healthcare Foundation heartily endorses Senator Sanders’ reintroduction of a Medicare For All bill and thank him for introducing this updated version of such critical, potentially lifesaving legislation,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF. “The Medicare for All bill would guarantee health care as a human right for anyone living in the United States.  Right now, drug and insurance companies are enriching themselves at the expense of sick Americans and are blocking any meaningful reform.  Medicare For All will pay for itself by driving down the cost of prescription medicine and eliminating the absurd inefficiencies and administrative waste in our current dysfunctional system. It’s more than time that we provided Medicare For All to all Americans.”

 

According to a news release issued by Sen. Sanders’ office today, “Medicare for All of 2022 has also been endorsed by more than 60 major organizations, including National Nurses United, American Medical Student Association, Nation Union of Health Care Workers, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), Indivisible, Public Citizen, People’s Action, National Immigration Law Center, Center for Popular Democracy, and Working Families Party.

 

 

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[1] Senate cosponsors include Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

 

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