Improved Medicare for All – the time is now!
The problems with our current healthcare system are clear: the insurance and pharmaceutical industries are designed to profit off our illnesses, the elderly, and the disabled.
This is wrong, it keeps us sick, and we demand a new system that is publicly-owned, equitably funded, and not-for-profit.
A solution: The Medicare for All Act of 2019 (HR 1384). This bill would replace the inadequate patchwork of private insurance, out-of-pocket payment, and public programs which currently subsidize our healthcare.
An expanded and improved Medicare program would ensure that every single person in our country has guaranteed access to comprehensive health services, including dental, vision, prescription drugs, reproductive health services, and long-term care.
Under this system, patients would not be saddled with out of pocket expenses, meaning the 80 million uninsured and underinsured Americans—who are disproportionately people of color, poor people, LGBTQ, elderly, or disabled—would no longer have to go without healthcare due to the burden of cost.
Put simply, improved Medicare for All would provide better, more comprehensive healthcare for less money than we are currently spending on healthcare.
It’s time for our elected officials to take action.
Call your Iowa Representative today and tell them to cosponsor HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019:
- Congressional District 1: Abby Finkenauer
Washington, DC office: (202) 225-2911
- Congressional District 2: Dave Loebsack
Washington, DC office: (202) 225-6576
Iowa City office: (319) 351-0789
- Congressional District 3: Cindy Axne
Washington, DC office: (202) 225-5476
Council Bluffs office: (712) 890-3117
- Congressional District 4: Steve King
Washington, DC office: (202) 225-4426
Ames office: (515) 232-2885
After you make your call, please let us know how it went or what you heard. Contact us here. http://iowacci.org/contact-us/
- Check out a recent blog post on the issue from our allies at National Nurses United here: Giant Next Step – the Next State Fight Medicare For All
- Pamphlet on the basics of Medicare for All from our friends at Healthcare Now here.