Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Joins Medicare for All Congressional Caucus as Founding Member

Jul 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and over 60 other members of Congress, doctors, nurses, and community activists, to launch the Congressional Medicare for All Caucus. The new caucus will bring together members committed to achieving a single-payer healthcare system to guarantee universal coverage for everyone in the country.

“I was thrilled to join many of my Congressional colleagues and members of the medical community this week to launch the Congressional Medicare for All Caucus, a much needed and timely effort. I have always strongly believed that access to health care is a basic human right, not a privilege for those who can afford it. Thousands of Bronxites and millions of Americans simply cannot afford access to the healthcare they so desperately need. The United States continues to have some of the worst health care outcomes compared to other industrialized nations, and these statistics are only getting worse under the Trump Administration’s efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Doctors, nurses, and the American people agree: it is time to build on the success of Medicare and expand this single-payer system to provide guaranteed access for all Americans. I look forward to working together with other members of the caucus to continue pushing for universal health care coverage. Medicare for All is possible, and we can afford it!” said Congressman Serrano.

CAPTION: Congressman José E. Serrano joins Medicare for All Congressional Caucus as founding member (7/19/2018).

CAPTION: Congressman José E. Serrano stands with Congressional colleagues, doctors, nurses and community activists to launch the Medicare for All Congressional Caucus (7/19/2018).

Congressman Serrano has been a sponsor of Medicare for All legislation in every Congress since the 109th Congress (2005-06)

Members who have joined the Caucus:

  • Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Keith Ellison, Debbie Dingell, Nanette Diaz Barragán, Joyce Beatty, Don Beyer, Earl Blumenauer, Brendan F. Boyle, Anthony Brown, Michael E. Capuano, Andre Carson, Kathy Castor, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Katherine M. Clark, Yvette D. Clarke, Wm. Lacy Clay, Steve Cohen, Mike Doyle, Eliot L. Engel, Adriano Espaillat, Dwight Evans, Lois Frankel, Marcia Fudge, John Garamendi, Jimmy Gomez, Vicente Gonzalez, Al Green, Raúl M. Grijalva, Alcee L. Hastings, Brian Higgins, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jared Huffman, Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Ro Khanna, Brenda Lawrence, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Ted Lieu, Zoe Lofgren, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn B. Maloney, James (Jim) McGovern, Jerry McNerney, Grace Meng, Jerrold Nadler, Grace Napolitano, Richard M. Nolan, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Jared Polis, Jamie Raskin, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Tim Ryan, Jan Schakowsky, Robert "Bobby” Scott, José E. Serrano, Adam Smith, Darren Soto, Mark Takano, Dina Titus, Paul D. Tonko, Marc A. Veasey, Nydia M. Velázquez, Maxine Waters, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Peter Welch, Frederica Wilson, John Yarmuth.