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Sen. Bernard Sanders

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Vermont Congressional delegation

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Sen. Bernard Sanders: key health care votes

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On the Amendment S.Amdt. 667 to S.Amdt. 267 to H.R. 1628 (American Health Care Act of 2017) [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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On the Amendment S.Amdt. 271 to S.Amdt. 267 to H.R. 1628 (American Health Care Act of 2017) [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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This was the first Senate vote on a proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). The proposal at issue in this vote was the Better Care Reconciliation Act with additional provisions by Sen. Ted Cruz. [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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July 25, 2017

S 1628: Motion to Proceed on H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017

Status: House motion to proceed agreed to

This was the first Senate vote on repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). This was a procedural vote to bring the House health care bill H.R. 1628 to the floor for debate so that amendments could be subsequently proposed. [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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January 12, 2017

S 3: A budget resolution to begin the process of repealing the ACA.

Status: House concurrent resolution agreed to

On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3762 [more]

Sen. Sanders did not vote..
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On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 2328 to S.Amdt. 2327 to S.Amdt. 2266 to H.R. 22 [more]

Sen. Sanders did not vote..
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February 2, 2011

S 223: Repealing the Health Care Bill

Status: House motion rejected

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 [more]

Sen. Sanders voted No, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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These were House amendments to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, making financing and revenue changes. It made some adjustments to the health reform bill to mollify House Democrats who had sought a more aggressive reform bill [more]

Sen. Sanders voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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December 24, 2009

S 3590: Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Status: House bill passed

On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3590 [more]

Sen. Sanders voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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December 15, 2009

S 3590: Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs

Status: House amendment rejected

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2793 to S.Amdt. 2786 to H.R. 3590 (Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009) [more]

Sen. Sanders voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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December 3, 2009

S 3590: Preventive Services Coverage Requirements

Status: House amendment agreed to

This bill would have been an amendment to health care reform, which was approved later in December. Some of these provisions ended up in the final reform bill. [more]

Sen. Sanders voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.
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On Passage of the Bill H.R. 2 [more]

Sen. Sanders voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.

Blog posts mentioning Sen. Bernard Sanders

from healthinsurance.org

Stay calm and resist repeal.

Stay calm and resist repeal.

Jan. 13, 2017 — Supporters of the law who may fear a death blow was struck last night actually have plenty of time to channel their fear and nervous energy created by the procedural vote. The vote to actually repeal the ACA is still at least several weeks away.

A healthcare plan that even Bernie could love?

A healthcare plan that even Bernie could love?

Jul. 11, 2016 — "[Hillary Clinton's healthcare proposal] is about as close to what I could realistically hope would come out of the Hillary/Bernie primary: More ambitious than her original plans but more realistic than his." - Charles Gaba

No. Obamacare isn’t killing the insurance industry.

No. Obamacare isn’t killing the insurance industry.

Mar. 1, 2016 — As health carriers blame losses on Obamacare, their stocks gains continue to be 'yuge,' thanks to one great customer: Uncle Sam

Single Payer and Rip Van Winkle

Single Payer and Rip Van Winkle

Jan. 22, 2016 — Senator Sanders has done everyone a service by bringing the Single Payer discussion back into the national debate. If support for Single Payer is more than symbolic politics, it’s time to get serious and practical about what we can actually accomplish.

How health policy should hijack tonight’s debate

How health policy should hijack tonight’s debate

Oct. 13, 2015 — In my role as self-appointed moderator of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, I and a few of my friends have some questions about my own obsession: The post-Obama future of health reform.

So many coverage options, so much ACA hate

So many coverage options, so much ACA hate

Sep. 16, 2015 — Just how much would the 2016 GOP clown car have to pay if they "had" to enroll in an ACA-compliant, private individual policy, instead of whatever type of coverage they have today? Thanks to this handy chart from HealthCare.com, we have a pretty good idea.