Rep. Keith Ellison takes over sponsorship of House Medicare-for-all bill

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., replaced retired Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., as the primary sponsor of the House's single-payer bill, according to The Hill.

Mr. Conyers introduced some version of single-payer legislation every year since 2003 before retiring in December amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act has received 121 Democratic co-sponsors so far.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sponsor of the Senate's Medicare-for-all legislation, voiced his support for Mr. Ellison in a March 7 tweet.

"With [Ellison's] leadership, I know we will be able to take on the greed of health insurance and pharmaceutical companies and finally guarantee healthcare to all," Mr. Sanders tweeted.

More articles on leadership and management:

Oregon Senate will not consider bill to declare healthcare a right
What new CEOs can accomplish with a strategic plan
Steal this idea: The call center that enables Erlanger to care for 1,500 more patients a year

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers