The Medicare for All Calculator is a free, online, user-friendly tool based on a proposed financing plan for H.R.1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019. With this calculator, mfacalc.com, anyone can enter information anonymously about the number of people in the household with health insurance, their current income, a typical year’s health insurance premium and out of pocket health costs. Once this information is entered the calculator will determine the savings (in most cases) that HR 1384 would provide if enacted.
H.R.1384 would expand Medicare to cover all Americans, regardless of age, income or disability. It eliminates ALL individual healthcare costs, premiums, co-pays and deductibles. It adds comprehensive healthcare coverage, including dental, vision, mental health, long-term care, prescription drugs and other benefits.
A group of concerned citizens, many who are former healthcare providers and associates, have formed the Medicare for All Speakers Bureau. We have a 30 minute presentation which compares single-payer health system myths vs facts, gives the pertinent points of the Act and a picture of the financial analysis done by Gerald Friedman, PhD., Economics Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, on how to fund a universal single payer system. We’ve added updated information on COVID-19 and how it’s making obvious the serious flaws in our health care system, along with some proposed short term solutions.
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The Republicans, extreme right, white supremacist, and Evangelical Christian groups are getting into high gear for voter suppression.
We have to do everything we can to counter all forms of voter suppression, whether it is at the polls, or through misinformation via robocalls, social media, or any other misinformation dissemination channel. Jacob Wohl Accused of Starting a Voter Suppression Scheme. Listen to the audio recording of the robocall that describes the “dangers of vote by mail”
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Here is the webinar presented by Health Action New Mexico on August 26, 2020. Full text from this presentation and slides are available at: https://www.healthactionnm.org/blog/h…
The time has come for New Mexico to make the bold step of taking control of its own state finances. New Mexico loses up to half of the money it spends on debt service in interest payments to big banks. Let’s bring that money home by creating a public bank.
A public bank is a financial institution owned by the state of New Mexico that finances
New Mexico infrastructure projects and small businesses, clean energy, affordable housing, and many other economic development projects that need Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) loans, through participation loans with community banks and credit unions. The LEDA loans can be enhanced with public bank loans to support local economic development. Instead of selling bonds to out-of-state banks and investors, a public bank can replace the need for the issuance of bonds and help New Mexico by bringing the debt service payments back to New Mexico, as public bank income, and offering lower interest rates. A simple $50 million in capital can generate as much as $500 million in funds to leverage the projects we need.