Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore joined Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)'s Executive Director Donna Smith, her fellow subjects of the documentary movie SiCKO, and PDA activists on February 9, 2017 for our biggest call ever! If you missed the call or want to hear it again, please click here, and then....
Please donate $500, $50, or whatever you can afford now to help PDA organize for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All. Money tight? Then join our PDA Healthcare is a Human Right issue team. Click on the link, then scroll down and check the box next to "Healthcare Human Rights."
PDA supports the only viable alternative to the ACA, such as proposed by Rep. John Conyers (MI-13) in his Expanded Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676). This month, we are delivering letters to our members of Congress asking them to cosponsor H.R. 676.
Tuesday, I was on Capitol Hill with healthcare advocates meeting with key allies including Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), and staffers for Mr. Conyers, Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (MD). We heard a lot of encouraging things. H.R. 676 already has 59 cosponsors. Meanwhile, the Republicans are confused.
In their inept effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are threatening to make the system more costly, less efficient, and—worst of all—less accessible to people in need of healthcare.
The Hill reports "Ben Wakana, a former spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama, called [Trump's executive order and other actions] 'terrible' on Twitter, saying it would drive up costs for consumers. He pointed to the change allowing somewhat less generous plans, saying the move would lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for people."
Higher cost, less access. That is the exact wrong direction we should take. Expanded Improved Medicare for All is the only viable ACA replacement that would save lives and money. Please donate generously now to help PDA organize for Expanded and improved Medicare for All. Money tight? Then join our PDA Healthcare is a Human Right issue team. With the Trump Regime's attacks on healthcare, now is the time for us to get more energized and organized!
Mike Hersh for Donna, Judy, Mike F, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, Teva, and Amos
Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team
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