We can - and must - do better!
Bernie Sanders's healthcare bill shocked the establishment with 16 cosigners, but at the moment it is at best called "Half of Medicare For All." When announcing it, Bernie said, "I need your help to make this a better bill." Let's take him seriously.
- Bernie's bill is universal. It covers all residents in the USA. Not just citizens (But it leaves wiggle room to define what a resident is). It eliminates insurance companies. It negotiates drug prices.
- It does *not* end micro management of physicians, making savings minimal.
- It leaves hospitals for profit. This is a *bad* deal for patients!
- It does not specify its funding source, so it can't get a CBO score, leaving it open for easy dismissal (as is already happening).
These compromises are the price exacted by its cosponsors. We can - and must - do better!
ACTION: Contact your Senator and Representative. Contact Bernie and tell them to fix Bernie's "Medicare for All" bill.
Senator Hirono / Twitter @maziehirono / Facebook@mazie.hirono
Phone (808) 522-8970
Senator Schatz / Twitter @brianschatz / Facebook @brianschatz
Phone (808) 523-2061
Representative Hanabusa / Twitter@colleenHanabusa / Facebook@hanabusaforgovernor
Phone (808) 541-2570
Email https://hanabusa.house.gov/contact/email or, if you're not a constituent, Matthew.Higa@mail.house.gov
Representative Gabbard / Twitter@tulsigabbard / Facebook@votetulsi
Phone (808) 541-1986
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