Call for Medicare for All


Since the beginning, the discussion on health reform has been flawed because of the exclusion of a single-payer system in the debate. With universal healthcare off the table, so goes a meaningful discussion on controlling costs and improving access to care.

On the same day President Obama convenes a “make-or-break” bipartisan summit on healthcare reform, patients, nurses, and doctors will meet in the streets of Washington DC and around the country to demand a real solution – improved Medicare-for-All. Join us for a Sidewalk Summit on Thursday, February 25th, at 9am at the NE Corner of Lafayette Park (H St and Vermont) in Washington DC or find one near you.

Since no single-payer supporters have been invited to the White House Summit on health care, we urge you to call the White House and invite President Obama to listen to a real solution to the health crisis at the Sidewalk Summit for Improved Medicare for All.

Call the White House at 202-456-1111 or click here to follow a sample script.

No matter what the Congress and President do, if anything, the time is now to lay the foundation for a real health care reform movement that cannot be ignored.

For people before profit,
Quentin Young, MD, National Coordinator
Physicians for a National Health Program

Katie Robbins, National Organizer

Tim Carpenter, Executive Director
Progressive Democrats of America

Kay Tillow, Director
All Unions for Single-Payer Health Care – HR 676

Cindy Young
California School Employees Assoc.

Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator
Labor for Single-Payer

California Nurses Assoc./National Nurses Organizing Committee


  1. Norman Viray on February 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Watching the discussion in MSNBC…

    Here is my comment so far: They are not even talking about health care coverage for the chronically unemployed, chronically underemployed, and chronically temporary workers who cannot really afford anything because they are very careful of giving out to health insurance companies whatever money they have left. How can the health reform cover them?

    They are not even talking about those healthy but financially poor people who give up and don’t trust health insurance companies anymore. Therefore, they may never purchase again health insurance. Those who are healthy want value – first dollars & medical testing/preventative coverage before any deductibles.

  2. Paula Janu on February 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Let’s march on Washington!

  3. Marcia Pimentel on March 7, 2010 at 11:29 am

    MArching on Washington is out of reach for some of us.
    What do you think of organizing a Nationwide “Stay-home-from-work Day as we get into these weeks of President Obama focusing on health reform? Is anyone really satisfied that a potential passing by 51% majority will solve our ailing health system woes?

    Let’s show our elected officials that we really do believe that universal health care is a fundamental human right. That we don’t support there bi-partisan scuffles.

    I don’t have any answers but don’t even see the right questions being asked in Washington. This a nation by the people and for the people? Why don’t the people have health care?

    Give them your vote for health care by staying home from work on March 22. To join a National Sit in and help to spread the word please email: dragonfly.marcia(at)gmail (dotcom)

  4. Norman Viray on March 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Still unacceptable to vote yes as of March 19, 2010…Mandating everyone to pay for health insurance (including small businesses) or else pay penalties? That sounds extortion to me! What if your one of the 40 million who are uninsured and unemployed and also no money left after paying just the rent, food, basic clothing and transportation? double whammy! Where else these people get the money upfront to purchase health insurance? High interest loans? Your bailing out the banks and health insurance companies again!!!