Press Release

Our Revolution Statement on Medicare for All Bill Introduction

WASHINGTON--Our Revolution on Wednesday announced their enthusiastic support for Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All legislation, which already has 16 cosponsors. 

“Sen. Sanders' Medicare for All bill makes health care a right, not a privilege. Right now, 28 million people do not have health insurance and tens of millions are uninsured,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “This bill sends an undeniable message that every American deserves to receive health care with no deductibles, no copays, and no out of pocket costs.” 

“By passing this bill we can end the nightmare of families living in fear of getting sick, or being unable to get the care they need due to the enormous cost,” added Turner. “Providing safe and accessible healthcare is a moral imperative for our country. Our Revolution will be pushing our members to action, asking their senators to cosponsor and vote for Sen. Sanders’ bill.”

Details of Sen. Sanders' bill include:

  • Creation of a Universal Medicare Program which allows every resident of the United States to receive health care with no deductibles, no copays (except to encourage the use of generic prescription drugs) and no out of pocket costs.
  • Coverage for the following services:
    • Hospital services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital care, including 24-hour emergency services and inpatient prescription drugs
    • Ambulatory patient services
    • Primary and preventive services, including chronic disease management
    • Prescription drugs, medical devices, biological products, including outpatient prescription drugs, medical devices, and biological products
    • Mental health and substance abuse treatment services, including inpatient care
    • Laboratory and diagnostic services
    • Comprehensive reproductive, maternity, and newborn care (including abortion)
    • Pediatrics
    • Oral health, audiology, and vision services
    • Short-term rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
  • Security that Americans will be able to go to the doctor or hospital and never have to worry about the bill at the end of the visit.

Our Revolution’s more than 400 local groups and hundreds of thousands of members will be working to organize the millions of people who are prepared to stand up and fight for a government that represents all of us, not just greedy powerful corporate interests.