Skip to comments.Progressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill
Posted on 11/13/2018 7:03:00 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a top progressive Democrat in the House, on Tuesday called for hearings and a vote on "Medicare for all" legislation now that her party has taken back the House.
We are going to be pushing for it to get a hearing...to have this debate on the floor, Jayapal said on an organizing call with the National Nurses United union on Tuesday night.
Jayapal, who is co-chair of the Medicare for All caucus in the House, said it is not enough for Democrats to just say they are cosponsors of Medicare for All. Now that Democrats have won back the House, she said, when we have that majority we need to make sure that we put it to use.
However, House Democratic leadership has not expressed a willingness to hold a vote on Medicare for All, and top leaders have not signed onto the legislation.
Organizers from liberal groups, led by National Nurses United, said on the call that they are going to be organizing grassroots support, including phone calls especially targeting the the 13 House Democrats on the key committees of Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce who they said have not signed onto the Medicare for All bill yet.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ideas leading champion, also joined the call and called for massive grassroots support to push for Medicare for all.
Jayapal told The Hill earlier Tuesday that she and other members of the Medicare for All caucus are working on a revised version of the legislation, known as H.R. 676, which she hopes to come to agreement on over the next month to be ready for introduction in the next session of Congress.
Time to start offering free stuff.
The gullible will eat it up.
Republicans will be put on defense as to why they want to deny people health care.
Rush says it’s hard to beat Santa Clause.
They dont have the house, yet.
This time the IRS can't monkey it up.
So it’ll be kind of like the VA, but for everyone!
It’s only an additional $3.2 trillion a year.
Tax the Rich! (and the middle class). That should cover the tab.
Old folks do not know that Medicare for all means they will get the worst treatment imaginable. Put out to pasture by death panels.
Hillary,Michelle O. and Hollywood woMen are at the head of this.
Rep. Pramila Jayapa
Basically double taxes and then some.
Free House, free phone, free school, free car, free health care..and whose gonna pay for it..WE ARE
Playing to 'emotions' is an easy play with 'health'....
That's sexist and a hate crime.
I just turned 65 this year. All the money I’ve paid into Medicare will be stolen if they are allowed to destroy it.
Just because they have not yet assumed actual power, in their minds they already have the “moral high ground”.
Whatever that means in their minds.
Articles of impeachment will be presented next week.
For Trump and every appointment he has ever made since taking office. Then they go after Mike Pence.
Exactly.......they’ve set the stage to stop any form of criticism. ....on a one way street.
Donald Trump 2016: “Why can’t Medicare just cover everybody?”
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