This North Texas city just became first in the state to endorse ‘Medicare for All’

DENTON, Texas — The City of Denton passed a resolution Wednesday in favor of Medicare for All, becoming the 100th local government nationwide to endorse the system at a federal level.

Denton’s resolution comes days after after the reintroduction of the Medicare for All Act by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Denton joins a list of city and county governments that have passed resolutions in support of Medicare for All which includes New Orleans, La.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Cook County, Ill.; South Bend, Ind.; New Haven, Conn. and Sacramento, Calif..

“I want to congratulate Public Citizen, and all those involved, on the passage of the 100th local government resolution in support of Medicare for All,” Sanders said in a news release.

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization.

“At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over one million American lives and one-third of these deaths have been linked to a lack of health insurance, the need to guarantee health care to all as a right through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system has never been more apparent,” Sanders said. “The way we will pass Medicare for All is by continuing to build a strong grassroots movement that is prepared to take on the big money interests and end the greed of the private health insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry. Thank you for your excellent work.”

Source: This North Texas city just became first in the state to endorse ‘Medicare for All’ / WFAA

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