Updated January 22, 2019
Last week, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) officially announced to her colleagues that she will be re-introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in just a few weeks.
Call your Member of Congress NOW at (202) 858-1717 and tell them to be an original co-sponsor of the new Medicare for All Act of 2019.
- The bill will guarantee quality, therapeutic care to every person in the United States.
- There will be a comprehensive package of benefits, including primary care, hospital and outpatient services, prescription drugs, dental, vision, audiology, women’s reproductive health services, maternity and newborn care, long-term care services and supports, mental health and substance abuse treatment, laboratory and diagnostic services, ambulatory services and more.
- Patients will have the complete freedom to choose the doctors, hospitals and other providers they wish to see without worrying about whether a provider is “in network.”
- There will be no premiums, no co-pays and no deductibles—and no charges whatsoever at the point of service.
- The bill preserves the ability of veterans to receive their medical benefits and services through the Veterans Administration if they wish, and of Native Americans to receive their medical benefits and services through the Indian Health Service, if they wish.
We are in a historic moment in the movement for Medicare for All single-payer healthcare. A record number of House candidates ran on Medicare for All in the midterm elections, and we now have record high support among the public.
We need to ensure that the bill has a large number of Congressional cosponsors on the day it is introduced. The number of original co-sponsors will determine how seriously Medicare for All is taken by Congress, the media, and the public, so we need to get to work now.
Between now and the day that Congresswoman Jayapal introduces the bill, we must work to get as many House members on the bill as possible.
Call your Representative NOW at (202) 858-1717 and ask them to sign on.
Then get your co-workers, friends and family to call:
- UE Policy: Healthcare for All
- Shop leaflet (January 2019, PDF)
- Fact sheet about the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (January 2019, PDF)
- Single Payer: Improved Medicare for All brochure from Healthcare-NOW! (Updated January 2019)
- Economic Analysis of Medicare for All by researchers Robert Pollin, James Heintz, Peter Arno, Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Michael Ash (Nov 2018)
- "All That We Love Is On the Line": Progressive Coalition Offers Moral Case and Action Plan to Win Medicare for All (Common Dreams, Nov 2018)
- With 'Unlimited Funds to Lie,' Insurance Industry Readies Propaganda Blitz as Medicare for All Surges (Common Dreams, Nov 2018)
- Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms (Slate, Nov 2018)
- Seventy percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' in new poll (The Hill, August 2018)
- UE Welcomes Introduction of Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill (UE NEWS, September 2017)