Progressives in the U.S. have responded with calls for Medicare for All.
Last year, the former state lawmaker lost narrowly to centrist Amy McGrath in Democrats’ bid against Mitch McConnell.
Manchin opposes many progressive ideas, including the $15 minimum wage, which most voters in his state support.
18 percent of U.S. adults report that someone in their household skipped needed care over the past year due to cost.
“The case for Medicare for All has never been clearer,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal said on Wednesday.
Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell will introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2021 on March 17.
Medicare Part D pays far more for prescription medications than any other government health program.
Biden’s American Rescue Plan, like the Affordable Care Act, does not move us any closer toward a single-payer system.
Legislative responses to the COVID and climate crises no longer will require offsetting tax increases or budget cuts.
Will the Biden administration really listen to science if that requires putting people’s needs above corporate profits?