Watch Bernie Sanders and Co-Sponsors Introduce “Medicare for All” Bill

At this point, a universal health care bill of this breadth is entirely aspirational and symbolic given that the GOP controls the house and senate. But it’s still quite remarkable how far single-payer has come in a rather short period.  Sure it’s been discussed for decades, but until recently it was seen as a progressive pipe dream that would never appeal to even centrist democrats, let along any republicans.

Our country is still years (possibly decades) away from implementing a systemic overhaul of this magnitude, but it seems we are inching ever closer.  As the Pew noted in June, overall public support for a single-payer system has grown.

Footage courtesy of PBS NewsHour.



Written by Jesse Mechanic

Jesse Mechanic is the editor in chief of The Overgrown.

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