Important MFA Updates

Nov 26, 2019

photo: Dr. Bill Talks Healthcare

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

Tell Your Representative:
We Need Medicare For All!

 

Please join Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) telling Congress that healthcare is a human right. Also, make plans now to join us for the next Medicare For All Resolutions webinar on December 4. Sign up here.

Medicare For All (MFA)—expanding Medicare to cover everyone for everything with zero out-of-pocket costs for patients and no interference from profit-driven insurance companies—is the best, most life-saving, and most cost effective solution to our current healthcare crisis.

As PDA Advisory Board Chair, Donna Smith writes:

Just three short weeks ago, I became Medicare eligible. And shortly afterwards I faced a serious health crisis. What I never knew is how absolutely protected I am as a Medicare beneficiary when compared to the past 64 years covered by private insurance.

My mindset has shifted already, and I wonder how many people realize the power of Medicare to provide freedom, security and a just access to care.

In so many of my years before Medicare, the very first thing I considered when ill was the potential cost of seeking care and how I would be able to pay those bills. I would race to the Internet to seek my own medical advice.

In years before such easy access to reputable on-line information, I would often play the “wait-to-see-if-I-get-better” game that so many of us play rather than enter the money-draining, bottomless pit that is private insurance coverage in a dysfunctional health care system.

Read Donna’s article Medicare as Medicine for a System Addicted to Itself here.

 

Tell Congress We Need Medicare For All Now!

Give to PDA’s MFA Action Fund to Support
Ongoing Mobilizing for Medicare For All

 

PDA believes that no one should suffer financial or physical hardship—even die—because a few powerful corporations and their allies profiteer from our illnesses and injuries to exploit us.

The big insurance and pharmaceutical corporations are funding massive disinformation campaigns, trying to confuse and deceive the public. Their massive campaign contributions (bribes) exert heavy influence on Congress.

Please pitch in to help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen to “We the People” not profiteering corporations.

Medicare For All remains overwhelmingly popular, and becomes more popular the more people know about it. Please pitch in now to help us get the word out!

We need Improved Medicare For All which will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year.

The Medicare For All Act will guarantee high quality, comprehensive healthcare for all of us including: mental, dental, vision, hearing, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more—all with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, fees, caps, or deductibles.

We need your activism now! Time is of the essence! To prevail, we need as many cosponsors as we can get! 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.

Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA legislation. Also, Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Ro Khanna’s State-Based Universal Healthcare legislation.

Get your exclusive PDA Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirt(s) now. Comfortable 100% cotton, American union-made, these shirts help you spread the message at parades, rallies, visits to Congressional offices, and during everyday wear.

Contact Deb for discounts on orders of 5 or more shirts. Order shirts and other items through the PDA Store now!

PDA helps 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 now more than ever.

Click here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s Medicare For All organizing.

 

PS: Click Here to watch our October Healthcare is a Human Right Webinar.

Click Here for Robert Pollin’s interview discussing the Economists for Medicare For All petition that PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky helped to initiate with our coalition allies.

To enact progressive legislation, we need more progressives in office. Join PDA investing to recruit and elect progressive candidates in 2020!

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