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Why not Medicare for all? HR bill 676

With all the debate and animosity about overhauling the Affordable Care Act (which, BTW IS the same as “Obamacare” although 30% of Americans do NOT know this simple fact), why not Medicare for all Americans?  Most people, both consumers and members of Congress, don’t seem to realize that under our current system of health insurance, the insurance companies are behind the cost increases. The reason why we pay the highest health care costs of any nation on earth and are far behind the leaders in the health outcomes, is because of the profit-making insurance companies that skim off a portion of every premium.

HR bill 676 was introduced by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and has 90 co-sponsors. 
“This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, dietary and nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.” Learn more about this proposed legislation https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/676 and ask your member of the House of Representatives to support this legislation.
Source: Financial Planning for Women