President’s Day Marks Over A Century Of Organizing For Medicare For All
In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA national team.
Today, as we celebrate President’s Day, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) can’t help but consider how badly the current occupant on the White House compares with those who came before him. Trump lacks any sign of compassion, foresight, wisdom or courage. Trump is trying to take away our healthcare by attacking Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid.
By contrast, both Roosevelts—Teddy and FDR—proposed a national universal healthcare program. So did Harry Truman. That means PDA’s (and Bernie Sanders’) push for single payer / Medicare for All (MFA) is nothing new. In fact, our demands and organizing build on a long history of advocacy dating back a century!
We need MFA because only such a well-designed, detailed, and fundamental reform of healthcare will guarantee every one of us will receive all the medically necessary healthcare we need to live healthy, fulfilled lives. Anything short of MFA will fail to include everyone; fail to contain waste, fraud, and abuse; and fail to meet the standards of care we need.
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.
Economists and health policy experts agree: Improved Medicare For All will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year. The American people overwhelmingly support MFA according to every single public opinion poll. Help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen!
Are you with us? We need your activism now! 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.
The Medicare For All Act will provide 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.
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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.
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