Some Democratic members of the House are trying to draw attention to the idea of nationalizing the U.S. health finance system.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., has introduced a bill, H.R. 676, that could create a national “single-payer” health insurance program.
If implemented, the bill, the U.S. National Health Insurance Act, would outlaw the sale of private major medical coverage and make coverage available to all U.S. residents by expanding the Medicare program.
House leaders have referred the bill to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Natural Resources committees.