House of Representatives, Committee on Rules, April 23, 2019
Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced today that the House Rules Committee will hold an original jurisdiction hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Tuesday, April 30th at 10am ET in H-313, The Capitol. It marks the first time Congress has ever held a hearing on Medicare for All. Witnesses will be announced later this week.
“I want to thank Chairman McGovern for holding this historic hearing. Even with passage of the Affordable Care Act, there are more than 70 million people either without coverage or have coverage that leaves them still unable to access medical care due to prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs. There is no other developed country on the face of the Earth that has a health care system that is as fragmented and costly as ours. The health outcomes and barriers to care in America are the worst of any industrialized nation. Health care is a human right and I’m proud the Rules Committee will be holding this hearing on the Medicare for All Act as this Majority discusses ways to strengthen our health care system for everyone,” said Congresswoman Jayapal.
More than 100 members have already cosponsored the Medicare for All Act of 2019, which would improve and expand the overwhelmingly successful and popular Medicare program so that every person living in the United States has guaranteed access to healthcare with comprehensive benefits.
- What: Rules Committee Original Jurisdiction Hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019
- When: Tuesday, April 30th at 10am ET
- Where: H-313, The Capitol
Note that seating in the hearing room will be available as normal on a first come, first serve basis with preference given to members of Congress and members of the media. The hearing will also be streamed online at Rules.House.gov.
To be live-streamed at: https://rules.house.gov
By Don McCanne, M.D.
To show how far single-payer Medical for All has come, it will finally receive a formal Congressional hearing next week in the House Rules Committee. It will be an “original jurisdiction hearing” (first introduction) of the of the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384).
Witnesses will be announced later this week, It will be live-streamed at the link above (and below) and available later in the archive of the Rules Committee (same link).
Tuesday, April 30th at 10am Eastern, 7 am Pacific
Live-streamed at https://rules.house.gov.
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