People’s Action on Medicare for All Reintroduction: We Need Care that Puts People First

Every Year 45,000 People Die Because They Lack Health Care Coverage Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement from Health Care for All Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud on Sen. Sanders’ hearing and the reintroduction of Medicare for All: “Everyone should get the care they need, when they need it, with no out of pocket […]

As Pharma Giants Continue to Raise Drug Prices in the U.S., New Campaign Launches to Make Meds Affordable

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ady Barkan join progressive groups to launch event for pressure effort targeting Biden administration Contact:  People’s Action: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A chorus of progressive and grassroots organizations today launched a new campaign targeting President Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging them to bring down […]

People’s Action: Democrats Must Deliver on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after Speaker Pelosi made remarks suggesting the Medicare drug price negotiation provision may be cut from the Build Back Better Act: “Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership risk big losses next year if they […]

People’s Action Rally at PhRMA HQ in D.C. Demands End to Corporate Greed

Attendees Protest PhRMA’s Ruthless Lobbying to Tank Medicare Drug-Price Provision in Budget Resolution With Message: “Stop Pharma Greed!” Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today hosted a rally at PhRMA’s D.C. headquarters to protest the drug companies’ relentless pursuit of profits at the expense of everyday people. Member leaders from across the country […]

People’s Action Statement on House Committee Scrapping Medicare Drug-Price Provision in Budget Package

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after three Democratic House Representatives sided with Republicans in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to eliminate a provision in the budget resolution that would have allowed Medicare to negotiate drug prices: […]

People’s Action Members Take to Streets to Demand Lower Drug Prices In National Day Of Action

For Immediate Release August 19, 2019 Contact: Connie Huynh, (213) 304-7267, [email protected] CHICAGO – From New York to Wisconsin, Connecticut and West Virginia, People’s Action members will rally across the country on August 20th to demand lower prices for lifesaving prescription drugs. “Unprecedented prices have severely limited access to the Hepatitis C cure,” said Clifton […]

People’s Action Celebrates Victory as American Medical Association Pulls Out of Anti-Medicare for All Coalition

The influential health care interest group cut ties with the coalition after months of pressure from grassroots health care activists Contact: Connie Huynh, 213.304.7267‬ [email protected] CHICAGO – In response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) acknowledgement that it has left the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, a corporate lobbying group fighting universal single-payer health care, […]

People’s Action Pledges to Make Medicare for All Act Law

WASHINGTON – People’s Action grassroots leaders from around the country joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) today as she introduced the long-awaited Medicare for All Act of 2019, a bill to establish a national, universal single-payer health program. People’s Action, one of the largest organizing networks in the country, with more than a million people and […]