Introduce and pass the health care bill introduced in the House on Jan. 24, 2017 - H.R.676 Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act which provides all individuals residing in the U.S. and U.S. territories with free health care. The free health care includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care & prevention, dietary & nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.
Why is this important?
H.R. 676 would be funded from existing sources of government revenue for health care, by increasing personal income taxes on the top 5% of income earners, instituting a progressive excise tax on payroll and self employment income, and by instituting a tax on stock & bond transactions. Amounts that would have been appropriated for federal public health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), are transferred and appropriated to carry out this bill.