Take Action – Medicare for All Act Reintroduced

February 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Action Alerts, Announcements

We’re excited to announce that Rep John Conyers (D-Mich.) reintroduced HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, last week. The bill had 37 initial cosponsors and an additional three signed on soon after it was reintroduced.

Rep. Conyers has introduced HR 676 every Congress since 2003. He remains committed, despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), to national, single-payer healthcare legislation.

“I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of H.R. 676, ‘The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act,’ in the 113th Congress. I have introduced the bill in each Congress since 2003 and I will continue to do so until the bill is passed,” said Conyers.

“Many Americans are frustrated with high out-of-pocket costs, skyrocketing premiums, and many other serious problems that are part and parcel of a healthcare system dependent on private health insurance plans. H.R. 676 would reform this broken system.”

Like Rep. Conyers, Healthcare-NOW! is committed to building the movement for national, single-payer healthcare and we sincerely hope that you will call and email your Representative to ask them to become a cosponsor of the bill.

HR 676 is still very important to our movement.

Obamacare doesn’t address the unsustainability of our healthcare system. It won’t keep insurance prices down, more than 30 million people will remain uninsured, and insurance companies will weasel their way out of regulations.

Right now Congress and the President are fighting over how much to slash Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Rather than cutting benefits, HR 676 is the solution we can point to in this fight.

So please take a moment to contact your House Representative.

Quickly email them here.

And call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free at (866) 220-0044, ask for your representative’s office, and then ask them to sign as a co-sponsor.

Once you do so, please ask your friends and contacts to do so as well.

Comments

3 Responses to “Take Action – Medicare for All Act Reintroduced”
  1. Ashley says:

    Have you seen the Time Magazine article (available online at time.com and through cnn.com websites) titled BITTER PILL: WHY MEDICAL BILLS ARE KILLING US? It came out 2/21/2013.

    This should be required reading for every single member of Congress, and particularly those who claim that “socialized medicine” is a “bad” thing. I applaud Rep. Conyers. The information in this article is a big boost to what he’s doing. We are being ROBBED and vote for the folks who are doing it.

  2. Richard Heckler says:

    I want IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL absolutely!!!

    Allow IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL to be available to all taxpayers as one of our choices. Should the existing medical insurance industry go under as a result of Americans choosing smart insurance so be it.

    I want my tax dollars spent on MEDICARE Single Payer Insurance… a useful endeavor not on:
    1. insurance over charges
    2. or obscene CEO salaries
    3. or golden parachutes
    4. or shareholders
    5. or special interest campaign funding!!!

    It is time for my tax dollars to support this fiscally prudent single payer insurance program.

    How much is the sick USA insurance plan costing YOU?
    http://www.dollarsandsense.org/healthcare.html

  3. Ronald says:

    I applaud Rep. Conyers for his thus far unrewarded efforts but let us face it Obama sold out as did the late Ted Kennedy on single-payer and most Democrats are so afraid of the insurance industry. Probably, the only thing that scares them more than the insurance industry and Big Pharma is the NRA. And do not forget how closely interconnected Big Pharma and the insurance companies are to the “too big to fail” banks and finance industry.

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