On February 27, 2019 Representative Jayapal introduced HR 1384, Medicare for All Act, with 100 cosponsors! For more information, see PNHP endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

Physicians for a National Health Program endorses the bill with a caveat: “Since for-profit providers (including hospitals, dialysis centers, nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospices) have been shown to provide inferior care at inflated prices, PNHP recommends moving to a fully nonprofit health system in addition to the bill’s current constraints on profit-making. To achieve an orderly transition of for-profit providers to nonprofit status, the doctors’ group recommends a bond-funded buyout of investor-owned facilities.”