Medicare for All Act of 2019
U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal
Today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, therapeutic healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured, and at least 40 million more cannot afford the costs of their co-pays and deductibles. The quality of our healthcare is much worse than other industrialized countries-the life expectancy in the U.S. is lower than other nations, while our infant mortality rate is much higher. Yet the U.S. spends more money per capita on healthcare than any other industrialized nation. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars every year on unnecessary administrative costs, while healthcare industry executives measure success in profits, instead of patient care.
The current healthcare system in the United States is ineffective, inefficient and outrageously expensive. It is time to remove the profit motive in healthcare, to resolve the inefficiencies and to guarantee quality, therapeutic healthcare to every person living in the United States.
The Medicare for All Act of 2019 improves and expands the overwhelmingly successful and popular Medicare program, so that every person living in the United States has guaranteed access to healthcare with comprehensive benefits.
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Corporate money in elections is a problem
Proposition 2 (Democracy Dollars) is an innovative solution which reduces the influence of outside, large donors and keeps Albuquerque’s existing voter approved public financing viable!
People across the country are supporting and using small donor public financing programs like Democracy Dollars. This helps restore balance to elections, encourages participation by candidates, and gets more voters voting. This will in turn elect more racially and economically diverse leaders. The city benefits when elected officials engage with their constituents and represent their communities!
Once passed, the city will provide each eligible Albuquerque resident with a secure and unique $25 coupon. The coupon can be donated to the publicly financed candidate of their choice, who has qualified for the program and can collect a limited amount of these Democracy Dollars.
It won’t increase taxes or cause cuts to other city programs, and Albuquerque residents will be directly involved in choosing which publicly financed candidate to support!
VOTE FOR PROPOSITION 2 on NOVEMBER 5!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR RIGHT AS A CITIZEN
Would you like to join PDACNM for some citizen advocacy with the staff of your US senator or representative? Every month PDACNM sits down with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.
We bring a letter each month from PDA national asking for support for specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support. These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation. Let us know if you can join us. Lisa Franzen at firstname.lastname@example.org, Laura Stokes at email@example.com, Paul Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org
PDACNM IN NOVEMBER
November 13, 2019
First Congregational United Church of Christ
2801 Lomas Blvd NE.
HAVE YOU HEARD A LOT ABOUT HOW THE U.S. CAN’T AFFORD A MEDICARE FOR ALL SYSTEM LIKE MUCH SMALLER COUNTRIES SEEM TO HAVE AND ENJOY???……… GET SOME ANSWERS AT THE NOV. 13 PDA MEETING!!!
This program will be a presentation by the Medicare For All Speakers Bureau on how to pay for a Medicare for All Single Payer Healthcare System followed by a Q&A with the Speakers Bureau Panelists.
The core of the presentation is two videos – a brief “hit-the-highlights” video from “The CNN Business Dude”, and then a short excerpt from a video by Professor Robert Pollin, PhD, CoDirector of the Political Economic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts. In a talk at The Sanders Institute, he has clear, simple answers for the major questions being raised about funding Medicare for All. He and 4 colleagues at the Institute wrote a 200 page exhaustive study on the subject and then asked 11 peer Economists to review and remark on it. Professor Pollin makes a strong case for the affordability of Medicare for All. Hope to see you there!!
Doors open 5:30 Program begins 6:00