When the world is callous and cold, we must turn to each other. The cruelty and senselessness of our current healthcare system spirals our family and friends into medical bankruptcy, a concept that should not exist, and despair. No one should go broke paying for healthcare. Medicare for All is the most ethical solution. It would be paid for by taxing 467 billionaires.
Why support private insurance, a business interest that floods our Congress with lobbying money, if it consistently fails to provide the coverage to those who need it? Private insurance is programmed to deny coverage. Is that a system you praise, or one you have been forced to use? It employs bloodsucking middlemen specifically to deny claims and that harms us. We can choose another way.
Those profiting off our disastrous healthcare system keep pushing patchwork bills and incremental change. But we don't need more bandages. We need Medicare for All.
Neighbor by neighbor, conversation by conversation this movement has gained support to more than 70 percent of Americans. That number, combined with new leadership and a new Medicare for All caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, means that now is an unprecedented time to win this thing.
Rep. Jayapal has introduced a new Medicare for All bill in the House, and we must call our lawmakers to demand they sign on as cosponsors. This is not a partisan issue. I'm not a liberal or a conservative, if you were wondering. I'm an individual watching poor and lack of access to healthcare ravage my community. Above all, it is community health, the public good, and a desire for well-being that motivates me.
If you are interested in the same, demand that Tom Cotton cosponsor the Medicare for All Act. Let's stand together to win Medicare for All!
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