As the national health care debate rages on, Seattle has decided to support Medicare-for-all. Last month, Seattle Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced a bill, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, that would transition Americans to single-payer government-paid health care but does not explain how the government will pay for the plan. This week, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed a City Council resolution in support of Jayapal’s bill, making Seattle the first city to back a Medicare-for-all bill. COST OF 'MEDICARE-FOR-ALL' HEALTH CARE PLAN IS 'A LITTLE SCARY,' DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN CHIEF SAYS“The U.S. has among the worst health outcomes in the developed world despite spending roughly 19 percent of our nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) on health care,” Seattle Council Member M. Lorena González said in a statement. Jayapal’s would be the first Medicare-for-all bill to receive a hearing in Congress.
Source: Fox News March 16, 2019 00:45 UTC