House Democrats have unveiled their ambitious plan to expand a popular, government-run healthcare program to all Americans. Democratic congresswoman called for a “complete transformation of our healthcare system,” and it means: “Everybody in, nobody out.”
The Medicare for All Act of 2019, will be formally introduced with 107 co-sponsors and it would lead to the transformation of the American healthcare system from one in which millions of Americans are uninsured to one that provides universal coverage.
Washington congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who is introducing the bill with Michigan congresswoman Debbie Dingell said that the state of healthcare system in the U.S. is absolutely atrocious.
The bill is set to establish a national health insurance program by gradually expanding Medicare- federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, until it covered all Americans.
The bill might consider social determinants of health and wellbeing, which will lead to better healthcare.
The bill doesn’t include details on how the government plans to pay for the new healthcare system. Some studies have estimated it would cost tens of trillions of dollars over the next decade. Jayapal suggested proposals such as taxing the rich at higher rates and mandated employer contributions to pay for the plan.