Medicare For All: An Unalienable Right — Not A Privilege!

Medicare For All is freedom from the tyranny and abuse of the health insurance monopolies.

Call Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506
Tell Ron you expect him to support our freedom and security
by signing on as a cosponsor of HR 676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

By Dennis Brault
The Commoner Call (10/2/17)

Freedom in a free society, is freedom for all. Everyone’s freedom, to be who and where one wants to be, depends upon having good health. Poor health can deprive a person of all sorts of their God-given freedoms. Medicare For All secures the freedoms that come with good healthcare.

Freedom does not mean we are free to prevent others from being free. Denying people equal, quality health care, is denying people their freedom. So, it’s our duty as citizens to secure Medicare For All and assure everyone’s freedom.

Medicare For All means all Americans will have the same, equal health insurance coverage. Every man women and child’s healthcare will be treated equally.  Which, for the first time, will make our nation’s health insurance compliant with the 14th Amendment’s “equal protection” clause. Freedom for all is Medicare For All, with its guaranteed security of equal, quality healthcare for everyone.

In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote, in our Declaration of Independence, that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

As it was in 1776, it is true today—without the proper healthcare, guaranteed by Medicare For All, Americans may not have their unalienable right to life. Without access to healthcare we can lose our liberty, our right to pursue our own interests. Without healthcare Americans might lose their unalienable right to happiness and wellbeing. Medicare For All is our modern Declaration of Independence.

Medicare For All is our independence from the tyranny of the health insurance monopolies, who are now ruling over our healthcare.  These monopolies get to decide what treatments and medicine you receive. Not what you and your doctor think is best. The health insurance monopolies are the decider, not you and not your doctor.

Medicare For All will end the tyranny of the health insurance industry, restore our freedoms, and as our Constitution’s Preamble states “assure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

Providing Medicare For All healthcare security is essential to preserving our freedom, social justice, and a healthy democracy. Medicare For All is freedom and security for our American family

Call Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506
Tell Ron you expect him to support our freedom and security
by signing on as a cosponsor of HR 676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2017. Open source and free to use with link to )


Bastards! Republican Congress Blows Chance To Preserve Healthcare For 9 Million Children

By Michale Hiltzik
Los Angeles Times (9/29/17)

Advocates for children’s health started worrying months ago that congressional incompetence would jeopardize the nation’s one indisputable healthcare success — the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has reduced the uninsured rate among kids to 5% from 14% over the two decades of its existence.

“There are huge ramifications in pretty much every state across the country.” — Bruce Lesley, president of children’s advocacy group First Focus.

Their fears turned out to be true. Funding for CHIP runs out on Saturday, and no vote on reestablishing the program’s $15-billion appropriation is expected for at least a week, probably longer. That’s the case even though CHIP is one of the few federal programs that has enjoyed unalloyed bipartisan support since its inception in 1997. The consequences will be dire in many states, which will have to curtail or even shut down their children’s health programs until funding is restored. Hanging in the balance is care for 9 million children and pregnant women in low-income households.

What happened? The simple answer is that congressional Republicans’ last harebrained attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act got in the way. A funding bill for CHIP seemed to be well on its way to enactment until a week or so ago. That’s when the effort to pass the egregious Cassidy-Graham repeal bill sucked all the air out of the legislative room. …

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