At a time when more than 1 million people in the United States have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic – at least one third of which have been linked to lack of health insurance – and 15 million Americans are at risk of losing Medicaid coverage, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced "A bill to establish a Medicare-for-all national health insurance program" (S. 1655), historic legislation that would guarantee health care as a fundamental human right to all people in the U.S. regardless of income or background.
This page is a hub for resources for the bill.
VIDEO: PRESS CONFERENCE ON S. 1655
Introducing the 2023-24 Medicare for All Bills
Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell are joined by original cosponsors and patient and provider advocates as they introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2023.
VIDEO: TOWN HALL WITH REP. JAYAPAL & SEN. SANDERS
A Discussion With Healthcare Providers
For the launch of the Medicare for All legislation, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal hosted a town hall conversation with healthcare providers - doctors, nurses, EMS technicians, and more - to discuss their experience with trying to help patients in a for-profit healthcare system, and the urgent need for universal healthcare.