Bills currently before congress

HR 1384

This bill, titled the Medicare for All Act of 2019, succeeds HR 676, which had been introduced to every session of Congress since 2003. HR 676 was more of a descriptive bill, without much detail in only around 30 pages. HR 1384 is an expanded and updated version introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) in February 2019. It currently has over 115 cosponsors and has had some preliminary Committee hearings. The full text, list of cosponsors, and other details about the bill are available at here.

S. 1129

This Senate bill, also titled the Medicare for All Act of 2019, was introduced in April 2019 with 16 cosponsors by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had introduced a nearly identical bill in the 2017 session. His bill is very similar, but not identical, to HR 1384. Details about the bill are available at here

Principal features of the two bills may be compared here.

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