On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Rep. John Conyers, (D-MI), reintroduced H.R. 676 with 44 co-sponsors. We know it as Improved and Expanded Medicare for All for Life. The official purpose of the legislation is: "To provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes."
The Washington State Progressive Caucus, along with Progressive Democrats of America, are telling our Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 676. Contact your Representative now using our action alert. The system will help you thank your Congressperson for cosponsoring H.R. 676 or urge them to cosponsor if they haven't. It will even help you send a special message to previous cosponsors who haven't yet signed on in the new Congress.
44 cosponsors is a great start, but it isn't enough, and it does not reflect the strength of the single-payer movement among the general population. Recent survey results show majority support for single-payer.
So, if more than 50 percent of likely voters support single-payer, why aren't we further along with Congressional support? The reality is that we haven't yet become as loud as the opposing voices that work on and contribute to our elected officials. We must turn up the volume and make clear the demand!
We demand that our Congress members represent us by signing on to H.R. 676. Contact your Representative now using this PDA action alert, and urge him or her to cosponsor H.R. 676!
Next week on our Healthcare is a Human Right issue organizing team conference call, we'll be talking about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Medicare program. Right now, we need to turn up the volume and let it be known that we will not wait another 50 years for the humanity and justice that is so critically needed in our healthcare system.
Our mission is very clear and the path is direct. Let's get on the phone, write emails, and make visits to district offices and get our Congress members to stand in support of H.R. 676. Contact your Representative now using the PDA action alert.