House Democrats will observe the ninth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's signing into law by announcing health care legislation aimed at lowering costs and protecting people with pre-existing conditions, Bloomberg reported.
The health care bill is expected to be presented to the public on Tuesday, according to an advisory issued by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
The proposed measure will come forth as more than 100 House Democrats support a "Medicare For All" bill introduced in February by Progressive Caucus co-chair Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. The legislation has no chance right now of becoming law in a divided Congress. Medicare For All would create a universal, single-payer health program. Pelosi and a number of party moderates have announced their reluctance to see such a proposal become law.
In addition to Jayapal's proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced his own version of "Medicare For All" that would include government coverage of long-term care in a single-payer health care program.