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Democratic White House hopefuls push to expand health care in US territories
By Tal Axelrod - 06/11/19 08:16 PM EDT

Several Democratic senators running for the White House in 2020 introduced legislation Tuesday that would boost federal funding for Medicaid and Medicare in U.S. territories.

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) all cosponsored The Territories Health Equity Act of 2019. They were joined by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.). Thirty-eight Democratic representatives introduced companion legislation in the House.


The bill’s goal is to equalize the funding for federal health care programs in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands with those in U.S. states.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/448059-2020-dem-senators-introduce-bill-to-expand-health-care-in-territories
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