Our Immoral Health Care System

Aug 11, 2017

photo: Paul Song and Donna Smith, 2016 People’s Summit

Dr. Paul Song | PDA National Advisory Board

This is no time to celebrate

While 23 million Americans recently breathed a collective sigh of relief as the latest Trumpublican attempt to repeal the ACA failed, over 28 million Americans still remain uninsured.

Even more Americans continue to remain underinsured and struggle with decreased access to health care due to unaffordable co-pays and deductibles, while being suffocated by crippling premiums and prescription drug prices.

Meanwhile, far too many in Congress from both sides of the aisle refuse to acknowledge that our current health care system is immoral and unjust, and loyally continue to protect the private insurance and pharmaceutical industry at the expense of their own constituents who are being harmed every day.

Public support for Medicare-for-All is at an all-time high. And for the first time, over 100 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of Rep. John Conyers’ H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. But, we still have a tremendous battle and long way to go to achieve true healthcare justice.

We will continue to keep up the pressure until healthcare is finally viewed in the United States as a human right and until we have Medicare for All. But, this is only possible with your help. Together we can continue to build this unprecedented movement that only grows stronger each day and fight for the healthcare system we truly deserve.

Please pitch in generously to support our organizing for Healthcare as a Human Right through our chapters and our champions. Then tell Congress that Healthcare is a basic human right, not a trifle for their political manipulations.

In Solidarity,

Dr. Paul Song
PDA National Advisory Board

P.S. Join a Summer for Progress Local Lobbying Team! PDA and allies are asking House Democrats to cosponsor all 8 progressive bills in the People’s Platoform, including the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676). Too busy to volunteer? Pitch in $500, $50, or whatever you can to help support our mobilizing for a Progressive Congressional majority.