Medicare For All Monday Report
By Dr. Bill for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Donna, and Mike H.—Your PDA National Team
Mondays at Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) means #MedicareForAll. Save the date! Our next Healthcare Human Rights online meeting / conference call will be 9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT, on Wednesday November 13th.
This Medicare For All Monday, we at PDA are especially glad that we were ably represented at the recent National Single Payer Strategy Conference in Portland, Oregon—again organized by our terrific coalition partners Healthcare Now! and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer.
Short report: At the conference, we discussed many key areas for our movement including:
– a values-based perspective on messaging,
– a new and vigorous emphasis on the social determinants of health,
– and our collective inoculation from the lies and baseless attacks of those well-known enemies of Healthcare Justice—particularly big insurance and big pharma.
With presentations and workshops from so many champions for the cause as well as a PDA table for networking, we left feeling newly inspired and hopefully ready to inspire many others to join in our efforts.
We’re working with a national Medicare For All (MFA) coalition. We need as many House and Senate cosponsors as we can get! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act.
Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation. Also, Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Ro Khanna’s State-Based Universal Healthcare legislation.
We look forward to sharing with you additional details from the Portland Strategy Conference in the coming weeks in emails and via social media postings, as well as on our Healthcare Human Rights Zoom meeting / conference call next week. Save the date: 9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT on Wednesday November 13th
We hope you will share these exciting new ideas at your next PDA Chapter meeting. Please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal for more information about starting or joining a local chapter.
Onward to #HealthcareJustice and #SinglePayer / expanded and improved #MedicareForAll #HR1384 and #S1129.
P.S. FYI: open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started Friday, November 1st. Head over to Healthcare.gov to sign up for healthcare coverage today!
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