THE MEDICARE FOR ALL (HR 676) VIDEO PROJECT
Supporters of the HR-676 campaign you’re being requested to lend a hand to the cause. Let’s face it we all get sick or make timely appointments to see our primary care physician in order to avoid getting sick so, I propose that we (those of us with a video camera) go to the doctor or hospital emergency room with the mission of speaking with those who want to tell their story about their health care woes and not being able to afford quality health care.
Everyone has a story and they may not be able to put it down on paper, but perhaps they can verbalize their thoughts for the world on camera. When asked kindly and when engaged in natural conversation people typically may open up and share their thoughts, anguish, and hard times wrapped around health care. Email the video to Retirees for Single Payer Health Care to post on our site and post it on other HR-676 sites, in the long run America will thank you for it, but we thank you right now. We make things official here at Retirees for Single Payer Health Care so, we have two pieces of paper work, one of which is a Personal Release form, that must be filled out and signed by the person appearing on camera telling their story, and the other is a sign to be clearly posted in the area in which you are videotaping to inform others that that is what you are doing. Download as many as needed then either scan then e-mail a copy of the completed Personal Release to us or mail it snail mail style. Again, thank you for your support.
Retirees for Single Payer Health Care
Medicare For All (HR 676)
Everybody In, Nobody Out Healthcare - Gives every resident of the United States and the U.S. Territories access to all medically necessary health care services, including vision and dental as well long term care with no copays or deductibles regardless of employment, income or health status. Private insurance companies may not duplicate coverage under this bill.
Non-Profit Healthcare - Converts all healthcare providers to a not-for-profit service where illness is no longer a source of wealth for a few.
Single Payer Healthcare – Medicare today is a social insurance program for those 65 or older and the disabled under 65. Medicare for All improves and extends that social insurance program to all of us. This gives us all the collective ability to control the out of control costs of the healthcare industry in this country. Pays for that expanded coverage by maintaining the present level of federal government revenues for Health Care as well as increasing personal income taxes on the top 5 percent income earners, instituting a modest and progressive tax on payroll and self-employment income, on unearned income, and on stock and bond transactions.
RETIREES FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE
‘There was no formal interview like I imagined but the day turned out to be even better. There was lots of gumbo ya-ya about politics then (60s) and now with a bunch of us sitting around a conference table eating what had to be KFC. There were a few people there from a group called Retirees for Single Payer Healthcare, most of whom were north of 60. They spent a good 15 minutes arguing what commerce would look like in a post capitalist society as if this new arrangement was coming next month and they were teenagers planning out the rest of their lives. It was a freedom dream in motion with General Baker at the helm – a powerful lesson in hope.’ Robyn Spencer, from “Rest in Power, General Baker”
EVERYTHING, INCLUDING HEALTHCARE, IS NOW POLITICAL
EVERYBODY IN, NOBODY OUT HEALTHCARE
SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE