Peter Shumlin

Ben Jealous releases plan for statewide 'Medicare for all'

Ben Jealous releases plan for statewide 'Medicare for all'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous released a plan Wednesday calling on Maryland to take the plunge and create a universal health care system without waiting for the the federal government to take the lead.

The release of Jealous’ outline of a statewide “Medicare for all” plan comes as he was planning a Wednesday night rally at the Notre Dame of Maryland University with 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, a supporter of single-payer health care who has endorsed Jealous’ candidacy.

“The time for Medicare for all for Maryland has come,” Jealous told The Baltimore Sun

Jealous said in the summer, shortly after he announced his...

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