ISPC supports Single-Payer Legislation in Illinois and Nationally!
Read a synopsis or the full text of HB 108 (formerly HB 311 and HB 942) the Illinois Universal Health Care Act. (This is essentially the same as the national bill HR 676; see below.) Note: as of 1/26/17, this bill has not been introduced in the 100th General Assembly.
View a summary of the bill from PNHP - Illinois
Read a synopsis or the full text of SB 2177 (first introduced October 20, 2015) the Illinois Universal Health Care Act. (It is essentially the same as HB 108.)
Two approaches to creating a single-payer health care system are represented by proposed national legislation:
1. Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (HR676)
This bill take a uniform, national approach to single-payer. Reintroduced in the 115th Congress on January 24, 2017.
- Read the full text here.
- See the list of co-sponsors here.
- View a summary of the bill, here, from Physicians for a National Health Program.
- View a summary, here, from Healthcare-Now.
2. American Health Security Act (S1782 and HR1200)
Note: As of 2/20/17, no single-payer bill has been introduced in the Senate of the 115th Congress.
These two bills, while slightly different in detail, both take a state-based approach to single-payer.
- Read the full text of S1782 (113th US Congress, 2013-14) here and the full text of HR1200 (113th US Congres, 2013-14) here. HR1200 has been re-introduced in the 2015-16 (114th US Congress) March 2nd, 2015 see here.
- Get a summary of S1782 from Healthcare-Now! here.
To make state single-payer plans possible, an additional bill, S858, will allow states to obtain waivers from the Affordable Care Act in 2015 instead of 2017.
3. State-based Universal Health Care Act of 2015 (HR 3241)
Note: As of 3/1/17, this bill has not been introduced in the House of the 115th Congress.
- Text here. A summary is pending.
- A discussion by Don McCanne, PNHP Policy Fellow, of issues surrounding this legislation is here.