Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) on Tuesday announced his support for “Medicare for All” legislation, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to co-sponsor the bill.
The bill from Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) now has 112 co-sponsors in the House.
“No individual should ever be denied care or worry about costs when sick. But, for far too many Americans today, that is not the reality,” Luján said in a statement.
“Despite the incredible progress we’ve made because of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion…