H.R. 676 now has 100 co-sponsors, the most it has ever seen. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) was the 100th co-sponsor, he signed on yesterday:
.@RepLindaSanchez joins the #MedicareForAll train to make it 99 cosponsors! Who's going to make it 100?
— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) April 17, 2017
My full statement on why I have decided to join @RepJohnConyers and cosponsor #MedicareForAll https://t.co/rKPHccAM22
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) April 19, 2017
John Conyers (D-MI) has sponsored the Medicare for All bill since 2003. Here he is explaining why:
"What is the Democrats plan for healthcare?" I've been introducing #MedicareForAll since 2003. It is THE solution for healthcare. pic.twitter.com/NEAhWwKsQA
— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) April 18, 2017
The current tally of 100 co-sponsors is the most this bill has ever had during Conyers’ relentless effort over 15 years to get it passed. The past high was in the 110th Congress, when the bill had 93 co-sponsors. The Democratic caucus was 233 members then, which meant less than 40% of Democrats supported Medicare For All. Today, we are over 51%.
What can I do to help?
It’s very unlikely that HR 676 will be considered during this Republican controlled Congress. But it is important to get as much of the Democratic caucus behind HR 676 as we can. If your Representative isn’t on the list of co-sponsors, give them a call and ask them why not. While you’re at it, you may want to ask them whether they’ve considered joining the Congressional Progressive Caucus.