Contributor Caroline Corum, R.N.
State-based SP organizations
Progressive Democrats of America-VA https://pdamerica.org/chapters/#VA
National Nurses Union
State-based SP bills
Study bill: HB2271, Sponsor: Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), 4 co-sponsors (number limited by law). Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to enter into a contract with a qualified entity to study options for financing universal health care in the Commonwealth. The Joint Commission shall report the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the qualified entity to the General Assembly by October 1, 2022.
Mandates study of “(i) a publicly funded single-payer model administered by the Commonwealth for the delivery of health care that is decoupled from employment and (ii) a publicly funded single-payer model administered by private entities pursuant to a contract with the Commonwealth that is decoupled from employment. Such study shall include an analysis of financing mechanisms and costs associated with each model and analysis of legal and logistical barriers to implementation of each model, including identification of any waivers that may be necessary to allow use of federal funds available pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1315 and 42 U.S.C. §
Obstacles to SP in the current context
Getting it through the legislature; well financed opposition/entrenched health care industrial complex. The possibility of SP does not seem to have captured significant media attention in Virginia.
Goals for SP movement in VA 2021-2022
Increase awareness; pass “study” legislation.
Where can people find news about Single Payer in your state and/or join a group?*
NNU/ PNHP? Pub Citizen resolutions