70 House Democrats Launch “Medicare for All” Caucus – Democracy Now

If the Dems are ever going to win back the House, this is the way it has to be done. Offering working people real solutions for their problems, like healthcare.  How could we pay for it? Well, the President wants NATO members to increase their spending by 2% a year. What if we reversed that and reduced our spending in NATO by 2% a year to match theirs? Yep, that would pay for this proposal. How do you think that all the other first world countries pay for universal healthcare? They don’t spend 50% of their discretionary budget on military spending, like we do. One day in some distant future America, we may finally dramatically reduce the spending on this military/industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us against. We could then use the monies on our citizens welfare, rather than fueling corporate profits at our tax payers expense.

Declaring that healthcare is a human right, at least 70 Democrats have signed on to a new “Medicare for All” House Caucus. Speaking on Capitol Hill Thursday, caucus co-chair Congressmember Pramila Jayapal of Washington state said the U.S. could provide universal healthcare by lowering the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to zero.