We’re excited to announce that Rep John Conyers (D-Mich.) reintroduced HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, last week. The bill had 37 initial cosponsors and an additional three signed on soon after it was reintroduced.
Rep. Conyers has introduced HR 676 every Congress since 2003. He remains committed, despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), to national, single-payer healthcare legislation.
“I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of H.R. 676, ‘The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act,’ in the 113th Congress. I have introduced the bill in each Congress since 2003 and I will continue to do so until the bill is passed,” said Conyers.
“Many Americans are frustrated with high out-of-pocket costs, skyrocketing premiums, and many other serious problems that are part and parcel of a healthcare system dependent on private health insurance plans. H.R. 676 would reform this broken system.”
Like Rep. Conyers, Healthcare-NOW! is committed to building the movement for national, single-payer healthcare and we sincerely hope that you will call and email your Representative to ask them to become a cosponsor of the bill.
HR 676 is still very important to our movement.
Obamacare doesn’t address the unsustainability of our healthcare system. It won’t keep insurance prices down, more than 30 million people will remain uninsured, and insurance companies will weasel their way out of regulations.
Right now Congress and the President are fighting over how much to slash Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Rather than cutting benefits, HR 676 is the solution we can point to in this fight.
So please take a moment to contact your House Representative.
And call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free at (866) 220-0044, ask for your representative’s office, and then ask them to sign as a co-sponsor.
Once you do so, please ask your friends and contacts to do so as well.