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Medicare for All bill loses its special number
Modern Healthcare

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Medicare for All legislation for the U.S. House of Representatives has a new number.Then-Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) started introducing H.R. 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act, in 2003. And he introduced it in every Congress until he resigned in late 2017 in the wake of sexual harassment allegations—always as H.R. 676.That was the plan for this Congress, too, the bill’s current champions told Modern Healthcare late last year. But the plan hit a bump. Progressive Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, the bill’s new lead co-sponsor, is revamping the legislation and it wasn’t ready in time to snag 676.