Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, is planning to introduce a “Medicare for All” single-payer healthcare bill when Congress returns in September.
Sanders said Monday that he doubts the bill will gain any traction in the Republican-controlled Congress or be signed by a Republican president.
“If we pass this thing, it’s not going to be tomorrow, it would be the most significant step forward legislatively since I suspect the creation of Social Security in the 1930’s. It’s a big deal,” he told constituents in Vermont.
A single-payer, government funded, healthcare law has been a key priority for Sanders, a “Medicare for all” plan was even included in his platform when he ran for President in 2016.