Updated: There Are Now 136 Medicare for All Sponsors in Congress

Going into Tuesday’s midterm elections, there were 123 co-sponsors of Medicare for All in Congress, and 119 if you account for incumbents who were stepping down.

Ten clear Medicare for All supporters won races for open Congressional seats:

Colorado 2nd Joe Neguse
Connecticut 5th Jahana Hayes
Illinois 4th Chuy Garcia
Massachusetts 7th Ayanna Pressley
New Mexico 1st Deb Haaland
New York 14th Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Michigan 13th Rashida Tlaib
Minnesota 5th Ilhan Omar
Texas 16th Veronica Escobar
Texas 29th Silvia Garcia

Three Medicare for All supporters flipped Congressional seats on election night:

California 25th Katie Hill
California 48th Harley Rouda
California 49th Mike Levin

In the weeks after the election four Medicare for All supporters eventually won in re-counts or ranked choice runoffs:

California 10th Josh Harder
California 39th Gil Cisneros
California 45th Katie Porter
Maine 2nd Jared Golden

Additionally, 10 other new candidates won who have had mixed messages about “moving towards” a Medicare for All-like system:

Colorado 6th Jason Crow
Iowa 1st Abby Finkenauer
Kansas 3rd Sharice Davids
Michigan 11th Haley Stevens
Pennsylvania 4th Madeleine Dean
Pennsylvania 5th Mary Gay Scanlon
Pennsylvania 7th Susan Wild
Texas 32nd Colin Allred
Virginia 7th Abigail Spanberger
Washington 8th Kim Schrier

We can’t wait around for change to come from politicians, but if you’re working with the Democratic Socialists for Medicare for All campaign, it can be helpful when talking to “normies” to point out that HR 676 is a real bill and the majority of Democrats in Congress support it.

One Reply to “Updated: There Are Now 136 Medicare for All Sponsors in Congress”

  1. Jahanna Hayes who I i know was quoted in news reports and even on her election campaign mailers stated she was for Medicare for all Single payer..she used both terms

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