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Sen. Bernie Sanders to Introduce "Medicare for All" Healthcare Bill

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to Introduce "Medicare for All" Healthcare Bill
On Capitol Hill, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders is set to introduce a universal healthcare bill today that would expand Medicare coverage to include every American. Under emerging details of the plan, everyone 55 and older—and children under 18—would qualify for Medicare during the program’s first year, while the remainder of adults would be phased in over four years. The program would pay for doctors’ visits, hospital stays, preventative and mental healthcare, and prescription drugs—while expanding Medicare to include vision, hearing and dental care. To pay for the expansion, the bill would levy a new 2.2 percent income tax on...
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