Shifting the blame for the failures of our healthcare system away from greedy companies and for-profit insurance onto young people living in economic insecurity isn’t going to win equitable healthcare for everyone.
The results of the UK general election are telling for our fight for single payer healthcare and how we’re going to win.
Britain had mass youth riots before us, the biggest anti-government resistance movement since the 60s before us, Conservative victories in 2015 and then Brexit before Trump. What happened last night says a lot about the future of politics in this country. They’re also very telling for what lies ahead in the fight for single payer healthcare and how we’re going to win. Here are six key takeaways from the 2017 UK General Election for our movement:
At Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland, we are excited that Senator Bernie Sanders has promised a Medicare for All bill in the Senate. As an organization that has participated in single payer advocacy for many years, HCHR-MD strongly urges Senator Sanders to pursue the strongest bill possible, as companion legislation to HR-676, National Improved Medicare for All. In addition, we urge Senator Sanders to act quickly in introducing this legislation, and to not delay while the Senate debates the inadequate AHCA.
We encourage our supporters to call Senator Sanders' office using the call-in tool below, or to sign this petition.
Medical crowdfunding doesn't exist in Canada. If we enacted Single Payer (National Improved Medicare for All, HR676), Americans wouldn't have to compete with each other on the GoFundMe marketplace in order to receive the care that they already deserve as a basic right.
Friday's town hall showed me that another Eastern Shore is possible, one based around the principle that we all should take care care of each other. What had been only a stream of consciousness prior to the 2016 election has now risen into a river of resistance. And I'm excited to find out where it will take us.
Does it look like there’s a huge crowd of us? You’re seeing just a fraction of our size. There are thousands more. –Lysistrata
Where mass movements that originally materialized to defend public goods from right wing governments have succeeded, that success often depended on their ability to develop and fight for a visionary alternative. And when it comes to fixing our healthcare system, it’s crystal clear that National Improved Medicare for All is that alternative. Let’s make it possible.