It has been the goal of Democrats since FDR to create a universal health care system guaranteeing health care to all Americans. Every other major industrialized nation has done so; it is time for this country to join.
The Affordable Care Act is an important step towards granting universal health care for all. The ACA lead the pathway for over 17 million Americans to gain world class healthcare.
Their plan of “TrumpCare” passed out of committee with Representative Kinzinger’s approval. Adam voted yes when Trumpcare finally hit the House floor. Adam Kinzinger Voted yes to kick off over 23 million Americans off healthcare, 700,000 Illinois, and over 35,000 thousand from his district off healthcare. Adam Kinzinger does not protect our healthcare, he destroys it.
As we move forward we must build upon the successes of the ACA to achieve the goal of universal healthcare. We can achieve this goal by expanding the successful Medicare program, which has been lowering healthcare costs for seniors for over fifty years.
To create a single-payer healthcare system in America, we must continue to take steps towards expanding our current Medicare program. By doing this we are able to share the successes of the Medicare program with all Americans.
I fully support and as your Congressman I would co-sponsor HR676 Medicare for all.
HR 676 has been endorsed by 630 union organizations. Endorsers include 152 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 44 state AFL-CIO’s (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NY, NV, MA, NJ, RI, NH, ID, & NM).
The following 22 international/national unions have endorsed HR 676: USW, UAW, NEA, ILWU, NALC, IAM, UA (Plumbers & Pipefitters), AFM (Musicians), UE, CNA/NNOC (National Nurses United) , SMWIA, IFPTE, OPEIU, UTU, SEIU, AFT, AFSCME, CSEA (California School Employees Association), UWUA, CWA, IATSE, & AFGE.
Including Among the many organizations endorsing single payer are: American Association of Community Psychiatrists, American Medical Women’s Association, American Medical Student’s Association, National Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Islamic Medical Association, Americans for Democratic Action, Church Women United, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Healthcare Now, National Assocation of Social Workers, National Council of Senior Citizens, National Family Farm Coalition, Neighbor to Neighbor, Older Women’s League, Screen Actor’s Guild, and the US Public Interest Research Group.