Today, Republican leadership pulled the plug on the Graham-Cassidy health care repeal proposal, which would have stripped health care from millions, rolled back the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing condition protections, and gutted Medicaid. LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action and member of the steering committee of Health Care for America Now, issued the following statement: […]
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
All people should get the health care they need.
People’s Action believes the right to health care is fundamental. A society that puts people first makes health care available to every person as a public good – not as an engine of profit for corporations and the rich.
Here’s how we can put our country on the path toward this vision:
• Open Medicare to everyone.
• Negotiate lower prices with drug corporations.
• Protect and expand Medicaid.
• Fully fund the Indian Health Service and Native Hawaiian health system.
• Support community health centers and public health institutions that people trust.
The right want to put us on a different path, pushing legislation that will make health care more expensive and less accessible to millions, while putting more wealth and power in the hands of insurance and pharmaceutical corporations. Their policies would create a country that is ever more divided and unequal. People's Action is promoting a bold vision in which people are free of worry about their ability to get the care they need.
People’s Action is releasing this statement on behalf of our member organization Tennessee Citizen Action. Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during its hearing “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.” Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action […]
LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action, gave this statement Friday after the defeat in the U.S. Senate of the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid: “Today is ‘Victory Friday’ for all those threatened for months with the impending loss of access to the health care they need. “This health care debate […]
We Will Not Let Republicans Take Away Health Care for Millions of People WASHINGTON – People’s Action organizations on Saturday will join others throughout the country for a powerful nationwide Our Lives on the Line day of protests, rallies and marches to support health care for all. Our Lives on the Line will give voice […]
LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action, issued the following statement immediately following Senate Republicans’ vote today to move forward on repealing health care for millions of people. “We’ve held off this cruel and reckless repeal effort for 187 days, and we will continue fighting to stop the repeal from moving forward because this is a […]