Every day Californians are suffering because they cannot afford their necessary medication or delay care because of the cost. Join with nurses and healthcare justice organizations around the country to call on the Democratic Party to support Medicare for All. Right now 58% of all Americans support Medicare for All and 81% of democrats think it’s a good idea…so shouldn’t it be a part of the Democratic Party platform?
Here are 3 steps you can take to get Medicare for All included in the official Democratic Party Platform:
- Take action now! Sign our petition here to tell the Democratic Party that it’s time to support healthcare for all!
- Submit your written testimony/story/patient’s story to the Democratic Platform Committee on why they need to include Medicare for All in the official Democratic Platform here.
- Send your video testimony/story/patient’s story on why we need Medicare for All via Skype to the Democratic Platform Committee here.
United we can build a better healthcare system that ensures healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Join cities around California to watch and discuss “FIX IT – Healthcare at the Tipping Point.” This 38-minute documentary that takes an in-depth look at how our broken healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians, and negatively impacting the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens. Learn more about how Improved Medicare For All saves money, saves lives and covers everyone! Continue reading
Check out our flyer that answers the tough questions on the national healthcare debate and has a great comparison of the ACA (Covered California) and Improved Medicare for All.
Recently, a fierce debate has been ignited within the Democratic Party regarding the merits and feasibility of a single-payer Medicare-for-All universal healthcare system. Some liberal commentators have summarily dismissed Senator Sanders’ proposal as politically unrealistic or as greatly lacking in details while championing a slightly improved status quo, and other political surrogates have spread GOP-like untruths that have no place in any honest discussion.
Read more here.
Healthcare-NOW has done all the work for you. Check it out! Single-Payer Guide to the 2016 Presidential Elections.
The grassroots movement for single-payer healthcare reached a milestone during the 2016 Presidential Election season: by the end of 2015, 58% of adults in the U.S. supported “Medicare for All” healthcare reform, including a staggering 81% of Democrats, 60% of Independents, and 30% of Republicans. This almost universal support for single-payer reform among Democrats allowed Bernie Sanders to run an unprecedented primary campaign advocating for single-payer healthcare, while on the Republican side, front-runner Donald Trump has taken heat from opponents for his long-time support for single-payer reform.
Read more here.
With nearly 150 organizations coming together to build for both Los Angeles and Oakland events, as part of over 60 events nationally, the massive turnout of folks made apparent the broad audience of Californians that are mobilized and energized around Medicare for all!
In Oakland, we had over 700 people present, heard from speakers such as CNA RN Martha Kuhl, Dolores Huerta, State Controller Betty Yee, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, amongst other inspiring and dynamic speakers. And we can’t forget about our wonderful emcee, Tom Ammiano. Continue reading
Join us on July 30th in Oakland & Los Angeles for our Medicare 50th Anniversary Rallies. Protect, Improve and Expand Medicare. For All!
What do you think is going on with healthcare in America, Martha? from National Nurses United on Vimeo.
We’ve been talking to patients, caregivers, seniors, students, and policy makers about what is going on with healthcare in America. Martha Kuhl, an RN for children with cancer, shares her ideas.