American Health Security Act
Bill Number: S-1782
Failed to pass Senate
The bill will not become law.
An act to provide for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system
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Other names for this bill...
This bill sometimes is referred to by the acronym for American Health Security Act - AHSA.
It has been dubbed Medicare for All
In addition to its other names, the AHSA also is known as a Universal Health Care or single-payer health care law.
What does this bill do?
This bill completely changes the way health care is provided to and paid for by Americans.
How would it work?
Currently, Americans pay for health care in a wide variety of ways...
This law would change all of that. Under the law, each state would administer a single-payer system of health care. Health care providers in each state would be paid by their state's agency.
Every American would be allowed to receive care from just about any doctor they choose, and would never see a bill.
What types of services would be covered?
The new system would cover virtually every aspect of health care, including...
How would all this be paid for? What would it cost you?
Federal money would be allocated to the states to pay health care providers.
Initially, money would be re-allocated from programs such as Medicare and Medicaid - as those programs would no longer be needed.
A health care tax would provide the money needed to pay providers...
Two things are important to note here...