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File #: R-21-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/23/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Medicare for All - For the purpose of expressing support for Medicare for All, including expansion of the Medicare for All Act of 2021, H.R. 1976, 117th Cong. (2021-2022); supporting comprehensive healthcare to all U.S. residents; and expressing support for the establishment of a Maryland Commission on Universal Health Care.
Sponsors: Rob Savidge, Dajuan K. Gay, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Sheila Finlayson
Attachments: 1. R-21-21 First Reader, 2. R-21-21 Staff Report, 3. R-21-21 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. R-21-21 SIGNED
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Medicare for All - For the purpose of expressing support for Medicare for All, including expansion of the Medicare for All Act of 2021, H.R. 1976, 117th Cong. (2021-2022); supporting comprehensive healthcare to all U.S. residents; and expressing support for the establishment of a Maryland Commission on Universal Health Care.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 21-21

Introduced by: Alderman Savidge
Co-sponsored by: Alderman Gay, Alderwoman Pindell Charles,
Alderwoman Finlayson

A RESOLUTION concerning

Medicare for All

FOR the purpose of expressing support for Medicare for All, including expansion of the Medicare for All Act of 2021, H.R. 1976, 117th Cong. (2021-2022); supporting comprehensive healthcare to all U.S. residents; and expressing support for the establishment of a Maryland Commission on Universal Health Care.


WHEREAS, the number of Americans without health insurance is still nearly 30 million, while more than 40 million Americans remain underinsured, despite important gains made since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; and

WHEREAS, every person in Annapolis deserves high quality health care; and

WHEREAS, the never-ending rising costs of health care add challenges to our already strapped municipal budget and our small businesses, which keep our communities thriving; and

WHEREAS, the Medicare for All Act of 2021 would provide national health insurance for every person in the United States for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs; hospital, surgical and outpatient services; primary and preventive care; emergency services; reproductive care; dental and vision care; and long-term care; and

WHEREAS, the Medicare for All Act of 2021 would provide coverage without copays, deductibles or other out-of-pocket costs, and would slash bureaucracy, protect the doctor-patient relationship and assure patients a free choice of doctors; and

WHEREAS, recent polls show that a m...

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