If you’re tired of defending the problematic Obamacare in the face of the devastating Trumpcare, then there is no better time to join the movement for natinoal improved Medicare for all.
April 7th, 2017 has been designated the international day of action against the privatization of health care. The grassroots organizations People’s Health Movement and Health Over Profit for Everyone are calling for a week of actions leading up to April 7th under the banner “Our Health is NOT for Sale.”
Health Over Profit for Everyone, or HOPE, is encouraging those who believe that privatization has no role in our healthcare to take part in a national call-in and write-in week from April 3-7 to tell Congress to take action now for national improved Medicare for all.
HOPE is also urging the organization of local actions around the date of April 7th, when members of Congress will start their recess and will be home in their local districts. Some cities like Seattle, Washington; New York City; Washington, DC; Columbia, Maryland, and Minocqua, Minnesota already have actions scheduled that you can join, but if you’re not in those areas take the initiative to organize your own. On their website, HOPE provides ideas for the types of actions you can host, fact-based rally graphics for download and tips on spreading the word. Visit HealthOverProfit.org and click the “Actions” tab for all of this information, a map of actions across the country, and more. The hashtag for the event is #Health4All.
Additionally, if you are in the Washington, DC area on March 29th, HOPE is looking for volunteers to be part of their Medicare for All Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. They will be distributing educational material to all members of Congress and they need your help.
So, if taking profit motives out of healthcare is important to you, be sure to hit the share buttons to spread the word about Joining the National Week of Action to Demand Medicare for All via social media so that others in your network can spread the word too.
As Trump and Republicans increase our defense budget while simultaneously proposing a healthcare plan that would cost people a fortune, and possibly their lives, it’s time to demand an answer to the question Bernie Sanders has been asking for years: “Why do Republicans always have money for war but not for those in need?”
If you're in DC, volunteer for HOPE's Medicare for All Lobby Day in DC - March 29th
Insurance Companies Just Accidentally Made The Case For Medicare For All (Huffington Post)
For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal (Health Over Profit for Everyone)
Trumpcare vs. Obamacare (The New Yorker)
How the AHCA Leaves the Old, Sick and the Poor Behind (The Atlantic)
Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects (The Washington Post)
A Running List of People Who Hate Trumpcare (Mother Jones)
Posted March 21, 2017; Written by Best of the Left Communication Director, Amanda Hoffman.
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