Single-Payer Legislation


ISPC supports Single-Payer Legislation in Illinois and Nationally!


  • Read a synopsis or the full text of HB 2436  (formerly HB 311, HB 942, HB 108) the Illinois Medicare for All Health Care Act (formerly the Illinois Universal Health Care Act; no change in the text. It is essentially the same as the national bill HR 676; see below.) 

  • View a summary of the bill from PNHP - Illinois 



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. Medicare for All Act of 2017 (S 1804)

  • Read the full text here
  • See the list of co-sponsors here
  • Comparison chart for S 1804 and HR 676 here
  • Chart outlining the four-year transition period here
  • "Understanding the Medicare for All Act of 2017," from PNHP here
  • From Healthcare-NOW! here


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