It’s Medicare For All Monday! How Can You Help?
In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA national team.
Today, on Medicare For All Monday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) continues our demands that Congress pass single payer / Medicare for All (MFA).
A brand new Lancet study concluded that MFA would save 68,000 lives every year! “How are we going to pay for it?” We’re already paying more than enough because MFA would actually save $450 billion annually. (See the link in the p.s. below for the study.)
All Means All! Only a truly fundamental reform of healthcare will guarantee that every one of us gets all of the healthcare we need to live long, healthy, fulfilled lives. Anything short of MFA will fail to live up to the standards we need.
Economists and health policy experts agree: We need Improved Medicare For All because it will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year. The American people overwhelmingly support MFA according to every single opinion poll. Help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen!
PDA wholeheartedly supports the Medicare For All Act because this legislation will provide comprehensive healthcare for all of us including—mental, dental, vision, hearing, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative care, women’s health, long-term care, and more—all with no out-of-pocket costs to patients: no premiums, co-pays, fees, caps, or deductibles.
PDA has been mobilizing for MFA since our founding in 2004. We’re closer than ever before, but we need more cosponsors in the House to bring the Medicare For All Act to the floor for a historic vote. Are you with us?
We need your activism now! Time is of the essence! To prevail, we need as many cosponsors as we can get! Please 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.
PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. We will drop letters in Congressional offices this week. Email Mike Fox to drop a letter at an office near you.
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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—and please make your donation an automatic monthly sustainer gift to maximize your impact.
P.S.: Click Here to Listen to Healthcare as a Right with Donna Smith, Progressive Democrats of America Advisory Board Chair. Donna joins The Great Battlefield podcast to share her story of working as a journalist, to her part in Michael Moore’s film Sicko. Also, Click Here to read Dr. Bill’s Op-Ed about how Medicare For All beats Trump.
Then, Click Here to read the Lancet report that explains “a single-payer, universal health-care system is likely to lead to a 13% savings in national health-care expenditure, equivalent to more than US$450 billion annually” and would “save more than 68,000 lives and 1.73 million life-years every year compared with the status quo.”