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S. 1804

Medicare for All Act of 2017

of the 115th Congress (2017-2018)

NOT AN EQUIVALENT OF H.R. 676


This bill in the U.S. Senate was introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders in September 2017 for the 2017-2018 session of the U.S. Congress.

It is not an exact equivalent of H.R. 676. U.S. House Resolution 676. It is not even based on H.R. 676 as a starting point.

H.R. 676 is widely considered by universal health care advocates to be the "gold standard" for the desired content of a Medicare for All bill in either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate.

The universal health care movement needs a U.S. Senator to sponsor a Senate bill that is an equivalent of H.R. 676.
The result will be a demonstration of teamwork and unity for this cause, as indicated by Raph Nader ...
Citizens and citizen leaders alike submitted requests to Senator Sanders that his bill be an exact equivalent of H.R. 676  An example of one of those requests is seen at an open (on-line) letter. In that letter Ralph Nader urges him "to drop your defensive stance and introduce the equivalent of HR 676 – the gold standard single payer bill in the House of Representatives." (where single payer is another term for Medicare for All).
WHAT IS NEEDED.  A U.S. Senator who will introduce an equivalent to H.R. 676 into the U.S. Senate, such as during the 115th Congress in 2018 or during the first quarter of 2019 of the 116th Congress (2019-2020).

STATUS. There are no plans to spend time posting more information about this bill or the confusion that it creates.


See the complete text of the resolution here:

Go to the Library of Congress index for S.1804

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