WEDNESDAY: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON MEDICARE FOR ALL LEGISLATION
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 24th at 9:45AM, Members of Congress will hold a press conference at the House Triangle to provide an update on the status of legislation to expand Medicare to a national, single payer system. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), the sponsor of H.R. 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, will be joined by Members of Congress, along with representatives from Physicians for a National Health Plan and National Nurses United.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Location: House Triangle
West front of the U.S. Capitol
(Near the corner of New Jersey Ave. and Independence Ave.)
Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Keith Ellison, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair
Congressman Ro Khanna
Congressman Jamie Raskin
Additional Members of Congress
Background: In January, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. reintroduced H.R. 676, “The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act.” H.R. 676 would expand and improve the highly popular Medicare program and provide universal access to care to all Americans. The program would be primarily funded by a modest payroll tax on employers and employees, a financial transaction tax, and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. H.R.676 has been introduced in Congress since 2003.