Developments in 2017 towards implementing a single-payer health care system in the United States.
Senate Single Payer Health Care Bill
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will introduce the “Medicare for All” bill in the Senate. Democratic Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have both indicated they will support the Sanders bill.
Democrats Backing Single Payer
Former Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) has said that he backs a single payer health care system. Baucus is a conservative Democrat who was one of the key authors of the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare).