Katie Robbins, National Organizer for Healthcare-NOW!, a leader in the fight for single-payer healthcare or Medicare for All, was invited to address the National Action Network in New York City.

It was clear after arriving that conference organizers believed she was representing a coalition with a similar name known as Health Care for America Now that launched in 2008 to support health reform and celebrates the passage of the bill that handed the insurance industry 447 billion dollars.

Healthcare-NOW! has been critical of the bill and the corporate control of the process that developed legislation without even considering truly universal, national health insurance. Here are her remarks.