Welcome to Demand Universal Healthcare!
Does America need Healthcare for All? DUH!
As 2020 brings harder struggles as we struggle with COVID-19, millions of jobs and small businesses lost (along with employer-based health insurance), homelessness, hunger, and more abject poverty than we ever expected to witness, let alone experience, in the United States, polls show that healthcare is still, beyond mere survival, the number one issue on the minds of American voters. Over 70% of people everywhere on the political spectrum favor "Medicare for All," - we prefer to call it Healthcare for All, since that is what we want, NOT Medicare as it is now. The 116th Congress is now controlled by Democrats in the House, including a freshman class NOT bought by corporate money, and we have a realistic chance for progress. Add to that, the foundational disruption of life as we know it due to the coronavirus and even the staunchest Republican might support giving single-payer at least a temporary try. If Republicans were smart, they'd grab the whole gold ring and take Richard Nixon's 1974 words to heart - “Without adequate health care, no one can make full use of his or her talents and opportunities. It is thus just as important that economic, racial and social barriers not stand in the way of good health care as it is to eliminate those barriers to a good education and a good job.” Democrats certainly aren't that smart or they wouldn't be guaranteeing another four years for Trump by choosing a doddering, tone-deaf Biden who can't even produce a good video, let alone a good policy, vowing to veto
Whatever this year brings, we must welcome ALL those who are committed to seeing the U.S. provide healthcare - as defined in H.R. 1364 - to everyone residing here. We welcome gratefully the Republicans, members of the FB page Republicans for Single Payer and others. We must be united and relentless in our demand, no matter our political affiliation, our physical ability, or the methods we employ to amplify our DEMAND for UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE!
This is our time - JOIN US in making it a historic one!