Sanders to Host Single Payer Summit
Senator Bernie Sanders will host a single payer summit next week in Washington, D.C. According to a poster announcing the event, the summit “will include discussion on how we can transition to a health care system offering universal access and next steps for single payer advocacy.”
Joining Sanders at the summit will be Public Citizen President Robert Weissman, University of Massachusetts economist Gerald Friedman, Dr. Margaret Flowers of PopularResistance.org,. Dr. Andrew Coates, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, and Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy at National Nurses United.
Last December, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced a single payer bill (S. 1782). Five months later, it still has no co-sponsors. Not Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), not Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).