Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY-9) is introducing an amendment to HR 3200 (America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009) that will be debated and voted on the House floor in September.
The original amendment with 6 other cosponsors, Rep(s) Engel [NY], Baldwin [WI], Doyle [PA], Rush [IL], Schakowsky [IL], and Welch [VT] would substitute HR 676, “The U.S. National Health Care Act” for the entirety of HR 3200. This amendment, if passed, would create a single-payer National health insurance system – an expanded and improved Medicare for all.
Now that the amendment is going to the floor of the House, Rep. Weiner may not be using HR 676 as the language of the amendment. He has not publicly stated what language he will be using.
We need to make sure he stays strong on the best legislation representing the single-payer movement, HR 676, with 86 cosponsors in the House and a national movement of millions supporting it.