Achieving Medicare For All! A Long Victory Growing Closer

May 20, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team.

Pitch In For Medicare For All

When Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched in 2004, Medicare For All (MFA) couldn’t receive the serious attention we knew it deserved from most politicians or the mainstream media. So much has changed in fifteen years—thanks to the enthusiastic support of activists like you!

Last month, the House Rules Committee held historic hearings on Medicare For All. This Wednesday, the House Budget Committee will follow suit. The House Ways and Means Committee will convene hearings soon thereafter. We’re winning on the merits, making our powerful case for the Medicare For All Act in the House and Senate.

The public is increasingly aware that this legislation will guarantee comprehensive healthcare for all of us—including all mental, dental, vision, hearing, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s, long-term, and every other medical care we need—with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, caps, or deductibles.

Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Medicare For All

PDA’s Capitol Hill Team for Medicare For All
Click to Email Your Representative for MFA!

TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 21) Join our coalition webinar on Medicare for All Resolutions Training, at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Click Here to RSVP and get the information to join by phone, computer, tablet, or other device.

Last week, Real Clear Politics reported:

Health care has emerged as the top policy issue for American voters, according to a new poll containing detailed data suggesting that any political party ignoring this topic – or misreading the public’s mood on it – does so at its own peril.

Americans continue to express broad backing for “Medicare for All,” a term of art embraced by liberal activists and leaders, including most of the Democratic candidates in the large field of 2020 presidential hopefuls. This support, documented in a new survey from RealClear Opinion Research, is especially pronounced among Democrats (82%), but is also strong among Independents, who favor it by a 2-to-1 margin. Even Republicans are evenly split.

We welcome this continued great news, but we have no time to rest! We must have as many House cosponsors as we can get to force a floor vote and pass the Medicare For All Act! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie Sanders’s MFA legislation.

Get your exclusive PDA Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirts while we still have them in stock. These sturdy shirts are 100 percent cotton, American union-made, and will help amplify our call for real change in healthcare in the United States. They are great for parades, rallies, visits to Congressional offices, and everyday wear.

Contact Deb@pdamerica.org for discounts on orders of 5 or more shirts. We have sizes S, M, L, 2X, and 3X still available. Don’t wait—order t-shirts and other items through the PDA Store now, or contact Deb for bulk discounts.

PDA was founded in 2004 to achieve progress on the most important issues. We help you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Email Mike Fox to make your voice heard on critically important policies.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on healthcare and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click here to support PDA’s issue organizing.

 

PS: Click Here to listen to our own Donna Smith interview Jane O’Meara Sanders on Nurse Talk. In case you haven’t seen it yet, Click Here to watch the historic MFA hearings before the House Rules Committee. Join PDA Mobilizing for Medicare For All

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