Medicare for All:
For us. For free. Forever.™
Medicare for All is forever healthcare.
It covers all needed care and no one can take it from you. It's yours as a right, no questions asked.
What is all needed care?
Doctors, hospitals, lab tests, surgeries, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, preventive care and much more.
With Medicare for All, all means all.
If you live here, you're covered. No exclusions, exceptions, guessing or doubts. So breathe easy. It's a new day.
Covered care is free. All of it.
You show a card, you get treated, you go home. You will never see a bill or pay a dime out of pocket.
"Out of network"? Not anymore. Choose any doctor.
Forget "provider networks" that shackle your choices and feed corporate profits. That's done. Celebrate true freedom!
This is the healthier, easier, lower-cost life you and your family will enjoy once politicians stop making excuses, get out of the way and enact Medicare for All.
Demand it now:
HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." —Frederick Douglass.
This means it's up to you to do your part.
Members of Congress pay attention when even the smallest neighborhood group drives a stake in the ground, declaring this is what we want.
The quick, simple way to get lawmakers' attention: adopt a resolution in support of HR 1384 Medicare for All. Your group can copy and paste this resolution, use it as-is or change as you please. Taking prompt action is more important than special wording.
MORE ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL
No insurance premiums, deductibles, copays.
No skipping doctor visits. No putting off prescriptions you can't afford. No worries over your healthcare, your family, your kids.
No one can take Medicare for All away from you, even if you get laid off or fired or quit your job — because Medicare for All is yours as a human right.
By law, Medicare for All will cover:
- prescription drugs
- preventive care (checkups, medical screenings)
- primary care (family care), lab tests
- women's reproductive care
- acute and chronic medical care
- emergency room, hospital stays
- specialists, surgeries
- prosthetics, rehabilitative care
- mental health (psychotherapy)
- vision care (eyeglasses / contacts), hearing aids
- long term care
In other words, it will cover anything necessary and not elective.
If you are paying out of pocket for any of these things, then politicians are making you a sucker. And if you are skipping care because you can't afford it? That makes you a sicker sucker.
Nothing comes close to Medicare for All...
...Not even traditional Medicare or Medicaid. And even with complete coverage, Medicare for All will cost the nation less than what we now have. In fact, cost savings will run $200-500 billion a year, according to major studies across the political spectrum.
Other well-off nations already grant their people universal healthcare. Why not us? Only politicians stand in our way.
Next time you get a big fat medical bill, thank a politician.
(But over 100 members of Congress are doing the right thing by co-sponsoring HR 1384 Medicare for All. Thank them!)
Enough is enough. With Medicare for All you and your family will no longer be deprived of the freedom, security and total care that people elsewhere take for granted as a right.
Demand action now.
Do you belong to a group, any group, however small? PTA? Student group? Church group? Union local? Book club? Sports club? Neighborhood association? Civics group? You-name-it.
Get your group to adopt a resolution in support of Medicare for All, HR 1384. Send it to your US Representative and Senators.
And let us know, so we can tally and publicize your action.
You may have to make this demand more than once.
Start now. Get your group, any group, to adopt a resolution in support of HR 1384, Medicare for All. Thank you.
Medical bills are killing us.
Medical rationing: harsh truth.
DEATH TOLL. Last year 36,000 people perished strictly from lack of coverage — a staggering death toll, like 9/11 striking our nation every month without end. Body bags are still piling up.
GOING BUST. In 2018, medical bills caused 500,000 bankruptcies. 400,000 of them were filed by people who did have healthcare coverage. That's how broken our system is.
Why single payer?
Among 30- to 44-year-olds...
• 42% have skipped a prescribed drug.
• 47% have skipped preventive care.
• 49% have skipped a test or treatment.
• 52% skipped a doctor when sick or hurt.
...All because they could not afford the
out-of-pocket costs, even with insurance.
200+ economists urge Congress to enact
Public financing for health is not a matter of raising new money for healthcare, but of reducing total healthcare outlays and distributing payments more equitably and efficiently. Implementing a unified single-payer system would reduce administrative costs and eliminate individuals’ and employers’ insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs. If combined with public control of drug prices and a dramatically simplified global budgeting system, a sensible Medicare financing system would reduce healthcare costs while guaranteeing access to comprehensive care and financial security to all.
—Economists' open letter to Congress, May 21, 2019