Time To Fight For Health Care For Everyone

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ACTION ALERT: Rep. Mark Sanders and Sen. Rand Paul have introduced the Obamacare Replacement Act in the House and the Senate. It will fully privatize the healthcare system driving up prices and driving down coverage. We must have National Improved Medicare for All legislation in the House and Senate too. There is a version in the House – HR 676: the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Please call Senator Bernie Sanders and urge him to introduce a senate version now. CLICK HERE TO CALL.

With the already-failing ‘Affordable Care Act’ under attack by the new administration and Congress, health care is back in the national spotlight.

People are struggling to afford the rising price of premiums and the large out-of-pocket costs required before coverage kicks in. Families are going without necessary care. Tens of millions of people are without insurance of any kind. And last year almost 29,000 people died because of lack of access to care.

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This doesn’t happen in other industrialized nations. It doesn’t have to be this way. There is a proven solution. That’s why

Popular Resistance is launching a new campaign to push for National Improved Medicare for All.

The new campaign is called “Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE): Making health the bottom line.” It has the sole focus of shifting the political culture in the United States so that National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) is the only politically-feasible solution in the next four years.

We can do it! Just as we have worked together in broad coalitions to put reclassification of the internet on the table and to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we also have the power to win NIMA.

A strong group of NIMA advocates have joined to form the steering committee. We’ve created an activism website at HealthOverProfit.org that contains information and tools you’ll need to educate, organize and mobilize. We’ll provide national conference calls and coordinate days of action.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN.

We encourage you to join as an individual or an organization. Form your own local group. Let us know what you need to get started.

National education and conference calls started on Monday, February 13 at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. Click here to join the calls.

Check out the Action page for calls to action and post your actions there.

Check out the Tools pages for educational, action and media resources.

And follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • chetdude

    We need a new name…

    The massive propaganda machine of the Duopoly has removed “Single Payer” and “Medicare for All” of its meaning when it’s mentioned it at all…

    How about “Freedom Care”?

  • kevinzeese

    Recent polls show 60% support for Medicare for all. Why would we leave something that has super-majority support? Freedom Care has no meaning, does not define that it is about health.

  • mmckinley

    Don’t change a thing, Kevin. You’re right. And 80% of Democrats are for Medicare for All. Even some 40% of Republicans according the last poll I saw! Right now Health Care is number one on the minds of the American People. The time to launch this campaign is now! NIMA may even be adopted by the Republicans after they throw millions off of health coverage and bankrupt everyone by their Obamacare repeal, and figure out they need it to fend off the pitchforks. We have to convince them—and more importantly, the American People—that NIMA is the Obamacare replacement they’ve all been looking for—the only one that will work, that has been proven to work for universal, quality coverage and true affordability. This is exactly the kind of positive solution we must offer to the destructive negativism of Trump and the Republicans. And yes, it will take some time to organize and slog through the face-to-face education that achieving this will take. We’d be lucky to see it happen by 2018, probably more like 2020 after the current Republican crop is voted out over the dismantling of Obamacare. Today I joined the HOPE campaign, and sent you my first $50. But more importantly I am spreading the word about this exciting campaign to Progressive Caucus members throughout Iowa, and many, many other progressives. Expect a lot of new members from Iowa. We will join you! We will campaign! We will organize! We are very much on board.

  • kevinzeese

    Well said. People should join our campaign: Health Over Profit for Everyone, http://www.HealthOverProfit.org.
    It is just beginning.

  • chetdude

    Wouldn’t it be marvelous if we lived in a country where (even in the
    face of intense monolithic opposition from the sick care industry and
    the corporate press) the public’s 60%+ support for a major policy could
    cause it to be implemented?

    “Freedom Care” has been my tongue-in-cheek suggestion for a name that might fool tea-bagger republicans in the House into voting for “Medicare for All”…a “pragmatic solution” to the above problem… ;-)

  • Alexander Vasilenko

    How about the Empowering American Patients Act of 2017.

    It fits perfectly fine. Could be sold on the grounds of:
    1) Visit the doctor of your choice
    2) Not pay high deductibles
    3) Keep your coverage when switching jobs
    4) Removes state lines
    Etc

  • Alexander Vasilenko

    In the Cruz vs Bernie healthcare debate I think Bernie made two major flaws:

    1) He defended Obamacare

    2) He told a shop owner that she must give her employees health coverage even though she cannot afford it. When instead he should have said “under my Medicaid for All program you and every other small business will not have to worry about providing Health coverage to your employees.”

  • Margaret Flowers

    The only way to achieve your goals is through a national improved Medicare for all.

    1.Private insurance companies restrict their networks to drive people out of the network where patients pay rather than insurers. NIMA includes all providers so patients choose.
    2. Private insurers charge out of pocket costs to avoid paying for care, so their profits are higher. NIMA removes co-pays and deductibles.
    3. Private insurance is mostly tied to employment. People can keep their coverage when switching jobs but the costs are unaffordable for many. NIMA means coverage is not linked to employment so everyone is covered for life.
    4. If private insurers sell across state lines, they will choose the states with the least regulations and sell products from there that are cheaper but of lower quality. NIMA includes the whole country so that people have comprehensive coverage wherever they go.

  • kevinzeese

    Yes, defending Obamacare is tough to do and should not be done. He actually was better than I expected since he quickly agreed that Obamacare has problems we need improved Medicare for all. That is what won the debate for him.

  • chetdude

    Good title…

    Although republican congresscritters HATE “empowering”…

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    I agree with the premise that health care in an undeniable human right for all. A national Medicare for all is a plan that I do endorse.

  • GordonGekko

    THAT F UCING COMMUNITY AGITATOR NI GGER F UCKED UP HEALTHCARE

  • GordonGekko

    STFU

  • GordonGekko

    THAT F UCKING DIRTY MOOSLUM NI GGER F UCKED UP HEALTHCARE

  • GordonGekko

    F UCK YOU, NI GGER LOVER MOD

  • GordonGekko

    YOU STUPID F UCKER!! THAT COMMUNITY AGITATOR NI GGER F UCKED UP HEALTHCARE. YOU DUMB F UCKING MOD DICKHEAD

  • Bill_Perdue

    How about socialized medicine?

  • chetdude

    Or “Health Care” as a Human Right…

  • Bill_Perdue

    Socialized medicine is precise and includes measures taken by a workers state to provide medical and other needful programs like guaranteed nutrition, STD prevention, ect.