COVID & Medicare for All (MFA) Reality Check
Dr. Bill Honigman for the PDA National Team
584,174 Total COVID19 deaths in US to date*
233,670 lives saved in US with MFA**
*Harvard University COVID-19 Daily Metrics, https://geographicinsights.iq.harvard.edu/coviduscongress
**Lancet Commission, Feb 2021, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32545-9/fulltext
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) awaits recognition of the science and the cold hard data as shown above, not just by conservative Democrats in the White House and in Congress, but also by Republicans and all non-partisans of good will, from the most local public agencies to the very top levels of government. Because we at PDA know, as these distinguished scientists who collect this data know, that #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll will save money, lots of money, and save lives, lots of lives.
This is not a progressive versus conservative issue. This is not even a neoliberal versus right-wing fundamentalist issue. This is a matter of seeing the chance to do what’s right for America, and seizing the moment to do it. And COVID-19—whether at the local, state, or federal level—is our chance to revolutionize healthcare in America.
Join us for the PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall this and every Sunday at 4p ET / 1p PT. This week, Sunday May 16, our guest speaker, Healthy CA Now Single Payer Coalition Chair and PDA National Advisory Board Member Michael Lighty, will address ways that further efforts at the state level intersect with those at the federal level for reaching our unified goal.
PS: See previous Town Halls archived on YouTube here.