Some of us have struggled for decades for a civilized system of health coverage in the United States. There have been ups and downs. Never has there yet been an up like the current one. We now have bills with prominent cosponsors introduced in both houses of Congress and major momentum.
An overwhelming majority view has developed that, having tried everything else, it's finally time to resort to what has long worked in numerous other countries.
Click here to add your name to the Medicare for All Act of 2019 and help seize this opportunity.
According to a December 2017 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, U.S. infant mortality rates in 2013 were the highest in any wealthy country. "Americans," the report found, "can expect to live shorter and sicker lives, compared to people living in any other rich democracy."
The World Health Organization lists 30 countries with greater life expectancy than the United States, 25 of which have a lower GDP per capita. They're less wealthy, but more healthy.
A major reason for this situation is the United States' unique failure among wealthy countries to provide health coverage as a basic right.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has just introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the Senate, with original co-sponsors including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker. Similar legislation is already in the House.
Please sign on as a grassroots co-sponsor of Medicare for All!
The U.S. healthcare system is broken. Seventy-one million people in the United States are uninsured or underinsured. GoFundMe pages are full of stories of families literally begging to be able to receive life-saving care. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The #MedicareForAll Act of 2019 covers:
✅ Doctor’s visits
✅ Preventive care
✅ Long term care
✅ Mental health
✅ Reproductive health
✅ Prescription drugs
It’s finally time to make healthcare a human right.
Add your name here now, and then let others know that they can do the same. Together we can do this!
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
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