AHF Endorses Sen. Sanders’ New ‘Medicare for All Act’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate today, with fourteen original cosponsors of his similar 2019 ‘Medicare for All Act,’ signing on

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MedicareForAll–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) joined a broad coalition of progressive organizations and legislators to celebrate and endorse the introduction of a bill which would enact the Medicare For All Act of 2022. The proposed legislation, led by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is similar to the Medicare For All Act of 2019. Fourteen of Sanders’ colleagues in the Senate signed on as cosponsors1.

“AIDS Healthcare Foundation heartily endorses Senator Sanders’ reintroduction of a Medicare For All bill and thank him for introducing this updated version of such critical, potentially lifesaving legislation,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF. “The Medicare for All bill would guarantee health care as a human right for anyone living in the United States. Right now, drug and insurance companies are enriching themselves at the expense of sick Americans and are blocking any meaningful reform. Medicare For All will pay for itself by driving down the cost of prescription medicine and eliminating the absurd inefficiencies and administrative waste in our current dysfunctional system. It’s more than time that we provided Medicare For All to all Americans.”

According to a news release issued by Sen. Sanders’ office today, “Medicare for All Act of 2022 has also been endorsed by more than 60 major organizations, including National Nurses United, American Medical Student Association, National Union of Health Care Workers, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), Indivisible, Public Citizen, People’s Action, National Immigration Law Center, Center for Popular Democracy, and Working Families Party.”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.6 million people in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.


1 Senate cosponsors include Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

Contacts

WASHINGTON

John Hassell, National Director of Advocacy, AHF

+1.202.774.4854 [cell] John.hassell@aidshealth.org

LOS ANGELES

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.791.5526 [cell] gedk@aidshealth.org

ATLANTA

Imara Canady, Regional Director, Communications & Community Engagement for AHF

Imara.Canady@aidshealth.org – 770.940.6555 mobile

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