Sanders and McDermott to Introduce Labor-Backed Single Payer, Medicare-for-All Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, May 9 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) will hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce the introduction of single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House.
 
They will be joined by leaders of the AFL-CIO and other labor organizations supporting the measure.
 
Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders; Rep. Jim McDermott; Arlene Baker-Holt, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO; Jean Ross, co-president of the National Nurses United; and Greg Junemann, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers.
 
What: News Conference on The American Health Security Act of 2011
 
When: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2011
 
Where: Senate Swamp, across from the Capitol's Senate Steps (map here).