Sep 13, 2017
At a much-anticipated event in Washington, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 16 Democratic co-sponsors are introducing the 2017 Medicare for All Act, which aims to "revolutionize" American healthcare by replacing the current for-profit system with a single-payer program that would provide insurance to all Americans as a right.
"When an idea catches fire, when people see the justice of that idea, it moves very, very quickly," Sanders wrote on Facebook ahead of Wednesday's event. "As we work to create a country where healthcare is a right to all, remember: the momentum is on our side."
Watch the event live:
We're optimists who believe in the power of informed and engaged citizens to ignite and enact change to make the world a better place.
We're hundreds of thousands strong, but every single supporter counts.
Your contribution supports this new media model—free, independent, and dedicated to uncovering the truth. Stand with us in the fight for social justice, human rights, and equality. As a people-powered nonprofit news outlet, we cover the issues the corporate media never will. Join with us today!
Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.
We've had enough. The 1% own and operate the corporate media. They are doing everything they can to defend the status quo, squash dissent and protect the wealthy and the powerful. The Common Dreams media model is different. We cover the news that matters to the 99%. Our mission? To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. Thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Can you chip in? We can't do it without you. Thank you.