Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) is the new lead sponsor of HR 676, the gold standard single payer bill in the House.
Unfortunately, Jayapal has been working behind closed doors to water down the bill.
Jayapal is changing HR 676 in substantive ways that would, among other things, keep for-profit hospitals at the center of a new Medicare for All system. (The gold standard HR 676 calls for the conversion of for-profit hospitals to non-profit status financed by issuing bonds.)
Jayapal is refusing to reveal her draft and plans to introduce it in the new year.
Ralph Nader wants Congress to pass the gold standard HR 676 – not some watered down version.
Winning single payer during the next round is going to take a laser focus on Congress, to expose Democratic waffling.
And to sharpen that focus, Ralph Nader is out with two new books.
How the Rats Re-formed the Congress.
To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn’t Too Late to Reverse Course.
For a donation of $100 to Single Payer Action, we will ship to you both books signed by Ralph Nader.
Two new Nader books to prepare for the next battle in Congress over whether we have a corporate health care system (corporate Democrats) or Medicare for All single payer system (HR 676 and Ralph Nader).
Watered down single payer or the real deal?
Onward to Single Payer
Single Payer Action