Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today joined more than 60 House Democrats in forming the new Congressional “Medicare for All” Caucus. The Caucus will work to guarantee health care for every American through a Medicare for All system.
“I have always held firm the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege,” Engel said. “That’s why I helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But a Medicare for All system is truly the best way to afford every American the health care they need – and most Americans agree. 6-in-10 support a Medicare for All health care system, and the founding of this Caucus is a clear signal that we are heeding that call for quality, universal care.
“I am a proud original cosponsor of H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, a bill I have cosponsored ever since it was first introduced 15 years ago. As such, helping to found the ‘Medicare for All’ Caucus was only natural. The time has finally come to ensure every American receives quality health care, and I am pleased to help Congress take this important step forward today.”