For many Americans, a medical emergency can lead to a financial crisis due to the high cost of health care in the U.S.
This week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is renewing his push for a new approach — Medicare for All — that he touted as a presidential candidate.
“The current health-care system in the United States is totally broken,” Sanders said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill event.
“It is totally dysfunctional, and it is extremely cruel,” he said.
With the support of Democratic Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Debbie Dingell of Michigan, the lawmakers plan to reintroduce a bill, titled Medicare for All Act of 2023, in both the House and the Senate on Wednesday.