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The AMA Gets Out Of The Way Of #MedicareForAll

In a major step forward in the fight for universal health care, the American Medical Association (AMA) has quietly pulled out of a lobbying group that seeks to undermine the growing support for Medicare For All.  “The AMA has made the right - if overdue - call by...

We Demand Medicare For All Now

I’m Ahniah Selene, and I live in Boise, Idaho. I’m also a proud board member of United Vision for Idaho, part of the People’s Action family of grassroots groups. On this day 54 years ago we won Medicare, which opened the door to the comprehensive health care we all...

The High Price Of Insulin Is Killing Me

Lyn Carver, a member of Down Home North Carolina and People's Action, shared this testimony on Capitol Hill in a press conference with diabetic patients and progressive lawmakers to demand lower prices for prescription drugs. I find myself very grateful that I’m a...

To Save Rural Hospitals, Pass Medicare For All

Medicare for All is a popular idea — 70 percent of Americans say they support it, including 52 percent of Republicans. Why? Because in red and blue states alike, they see the costs of a market-driven system that values profit over patients. There’s perhaps no state in...

Big Pharma Holds My Life In Its Hands

My name is Carrie McBane, and I live in Sylva, North Carolina. I have Type 2 diabetes, so my life depends on daily access to drugs I can’t afford out of pocket, and I don’t have healthcare coverage. Every day when I wake up, I am reminded that my life, and all aspects...

I’m Living Proof The CARE Act Will Save Lives

To save lives from our opioid epidemic, we have to meet drug users where they are. I know: I’m living proof. My name is Jerad Halcott, and I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At ten, I was huffing prescription drugs, then I moved on to stronger stuff. At fifteen,...

Why I Chose To Die In Front Of The AMA

I never expected to "die" in front of a roomful of doctors. Much less in front of the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, in my hometown of Chicago. But that’s where I found myself, along with thirty fellow members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus,...

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