Sanders' Health Care Proposals
June 2, 2009
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate health committee, has
introduced three major health care proposals. The first would
establish a single-payer, state-administered health care system.
Another would expand the community health center program to provide access to care for every American and help train more health care
professionals to serve in underserved regions. The third would
authorize five states to move forward on providing universal coverage
tailored to their state.
S. 703 American Health Security Act - Establishes a single-payer, state-administered health care system.
S. 898 States Right to Innovate in Health Care Act - Establishes a pilot program which would allow five states to move forward on providing state-sponsored universal health care coverage.
S. 486 Access for All America Act - Expands the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers from 1,100 to 4,800 to provide access to health care to every American and significantly strengthen the National Health Service Corps to address a serious doctor, dentist and nursing shortage in the United States by expanding provides debt forgiveness and grants for medical and dental students in exchange for practicing in underserved areas.