September 18, 2017 – SOMERVILLE, MA – In response to the introduction of the Medicare For All bill in the U.S. Senate, Executive Director, Imari Paris Jeffries, issued the following statement:
“Parenting Journey applauds the actions taken this week by sixteen US Senators, including Massachusetts’ own Elizabeth Warren, to ensure that healthcare is accessible to everyone regardless of their zip code or income. We stand behind a vision that guarantees health care as a basic human right, because costs related to health care continue to be a source of stress for families, and a barrier to accessing care for many. ”
The Medicare For All bill was filed by US Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday September 13, 2017. The bill proposes to expand federal health care programs Medicare and Medicaid to cover all Americans.
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