Healthcare Human Rights is part of PDA’s Fund Human Needs/Cut Pentagon Waste platform.  We work on the following issue:

  • Medicare for All (National)
  • State Single Payer

Healthcare Human Rights Statistics

  • Americans with no health insurance = 60 million (est)
  • Americans with no insurance with full ACA implementation = 30 million (est)
  • Almost 1 million Americans declare bankruptcy each year because of medical costs – 75% had health insurance
  • 60,000 preventable deaths occur each year for lack of medical care – with ACA the estimate will still be 30,000

Healthcare Facts

  • Even with ACA, many won’t be covered
  • Medicare doesn’t cover dental or vision
  • Mental health care is underfunded
  • Copays and deductibles are prohibitive
  • No medical control with HMO’s

Legislation Our Team Has Endorsed

  • HR 676 (Conyers – D-MI-13) Expanded and Improved Medicare for All
  • HR 1200 (McDermott – WA-07) American Health Security Act
  • S 1782 (Sanders – VT) American Health Security Act

How You Can Get Involved

  • Join our Monthly Conference Call (3rd Tuesday)
  • Join our Google Group
  • Join our Facebook Group
  • Suggest Coalition Partners and Activities

Coalition Partners

Healthcare-NOWNational Nurses UnitedPhysicians for National Health Program (PNHP)Healthcare 4 All PAPublic Citizen,Campaign for a Healthy CaliforniaVermont WorkersLabor for Single PayerIATSE Local 1MassCareMassachusetts Nurses Association (MNA)Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA)SPAN OhioHealthcare for All ColoradoRobin Hood Tax Campaign

Issue Team Leaders

Dr. Bill Honigman
Kurt Bateman
Robert Score, Recording Correspondence Secretary (IATSE Local 1)
Donna Smith, Executive Director, Healthcare for All Colorado and Healthcare for All Colorado Foundation
Benjamin Day, Director of Organizing, Healthcare-NOW!
Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator, Labor for Single Payer