HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
WE FIGHT FOR
We are fighting to take back control of our health care from corporations and CEOs. Under Improved Medicare for All, health care will be provided to all people at zero cost to patients. Patients will choose the locations and care providers that fit their needs, rather than being forced to choose from a narrow list of "in-network" providers determined by a giant corporation. We will end the epidemic of rural hospital closures. We will invest in preventative medicine and in harm reduction and substance use disorder recovery.
At the same time, we must directly counter the racialized villainization of public health programs like Medicaid, block all attempts to repeal and weaken the Affordable Care Act, and challenge narratives that say any person is undeserving of care. We must realize American Indians' sovereign treaty right to health care.
We must expose and end the monopolization of pharmaceutical development, manufacturing,and distribution by private industry. Many essential medicines were created with public funding and support. We will no longer allow big pharma to unfairly profit off patents while patients die.
We must make the pharmaceutical industry's abusive price-gouging practices illegal. We must pass legislation that allows the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drugcosts with manufacturers. We need to change policies so that the federal government can manufacture generic prescription drugs or import them from other countries when domestic pharmaceutical corporations fail to set fair prices.
Prescription drug manufacturers must be held accountable and criminally liable for creating the overdose and opioid crisis.
We must create drug treatment and mental health systems that meet the need and scale of the overdose crisis. We must legalize evidence-based harm reduction policies, like sanctioned safe injection sites and overdose prevention techniques.
MEET THE CAMPAIGN MEMBERS
Hometown Action (Alabama)
Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
United Vision for Idaho
Illinois People's Action
Jane Addams Senior Center (Illinois)
ONE Northside (Illinois)
The People’s Lobby (Illinois)
Sunflower Community Action (Kansas)
Maine People's Alliance
Mainers for Accountable Leadership
Take Action Minnesota
Down Home North Carolina
Rights and Democracy - NH
New Jersey Citizen Action
New Jersey Organizing Project
Southwest Organizing Project (New Mexico)
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Citizen Action New York
Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders - NY
Keystone Progress / Reclaim Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Tennessee Citizen Action
Rights and Democracy - VT
Washington Community Action Network
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
West Virginia Citizen Action Group
Native Organizers Alliance
IN THE NEWS
Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need #MedicareForAll Now
Cherie Mortice | August 30, 2019
Real People Will Lead the Way to #MedicareForAll
Sameena Mustafa | August 28, 2019
It’s Time to Put #PeopleOverPharma
Connie Huynh | Aug 22, 2019
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Health Care for All Campaign Director