We Desperately Need Medicare For All

May 13, 2019

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

Can I Get Real For A Minute?

Today, on Medicare For All (MFA) Monday, I want to share a few things with you. Last week, I went to the dentist for the first time in years. Even though I have health coverage, and have for years, it does not include dental care. MFA will include dental as well as all other healthcare. Despite needing attention for years, I put off seeing a dentist. They weren’t able to save my tooth, and it had to be pulled—but I’m lucky. My situation wasn’t life-threatening.

All over the United States of America, right this very moment, people are delaying care, skipping their medications, and otherwise risking their lives. All this because we haven’t mustered the political will to enact Improved Medicare For All which will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year. Help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen!

Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Medicare For All

MFA Activist Ady Barken Testifies at the Rules Committee
As Rep. Jayapal Looks On. Tell Congress We Need MFA!

A few weeks ago, we watched the riveting first-ever Congressional hearings on MFA in the House Rules Committee. Heroic activist Ady Barken risked his life to testify before the committee which includes our PDA Advisory Board members Rep. Jim McGovern (the committee chair), and Rep. Jamie Raskin (one of PDA’s original cofounders). Jamie offered heartfelt testimony about his own personal healthcare struggles.

The Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee will hold hearings later this month and soon thereafter. Time is of the essence! To prevail, we must have 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. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie’s MFA legislation.

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PDA was founded in 2004 to achieve progress on the most important issues. We wholeheartedly support the Medicare For All Act in the House and Senate. This legislation 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—with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, caps, or deductibles.

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 more than ever. Click here to support PDA’s issue organizing.


PS: Click Here to listen to our own Donna Smith interview Jane O’Meara Sanders on Nurse Talk. In case you haven’t seen it yet, Click Here to watch the historic MFA hearings. Join PDA investing early to recruit and elect progressive candidates in 2020