Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act

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Tell your Senators and Representative to cosponsor and work for the passage of the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act.

Authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, this legislation would authorize the Medicare system to pay all costs of medical treatment for the uninsured, as well as all out-of-pocket costs for those with insurance, for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This legislation would take effect immediately and guarantee that no American would pay any out-of-pocket expenses for health care—including prescription drug coverage. It would also ban surprise billing, empower Medicare to purchase medications at the same prices as the Veterans’ Administration, and prevent insurance companies from increasing charges and/or decreasing coverage during the healthcare crisis.