Action Alert: Get Single-Payer into Congressional Hearings

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) announced that the Committee will hold another hearing in a series on reforming the health insurance market.

The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, and will focus on strategies to reform the health insurance market to ensure greater accessibility and affordability.

Healthcare-NOW! and allied organizations have been requesting fair hearings that include the single-payer perspective.

Help us make sure that Chairman Rangel hears us loud and clear. Call his office now (toll free at 866-338-1015) to request they invite expert single-payer witnesses to testify.

If you can’t call, you can easily email him here.

To date, single-payer is the only reform that will cover everyone and contain healthcare costs. Anything less will not achieve these goals.

Here is a sample message
: I am calling as a part of a nationwide effort with Healthcare-NOW! (or affiliate organizations) to urge Chairman Rangel and the Ways and Means Committee to contact Physicians for a National Health Program to request an expert witness for the upcoming hearing on health care on April 22nd. PNHP’s national office number is 312.782.6006.

Please note: In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. In addition to calling, feel free to submit your testimony to official Congressional Record. Details on how to do this can be found here.