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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,...

The AMA Stops Us From Getting Health Care

The American Medical Association needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Because we smell something bad, and it’s you: The way you keep Americans from getting health care is rotten to the core. AMA, you can’t fool me, and the millions like me who now know who you...

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C.. We engaged in a peaceful protest after we asked Mitch to step out of the way of #MedicareForAll, and he refused. Why was I there,...

This Is How Medicare For All Will Save Lives

Last month, in a Pittsburgh parking lot following a conference on type one diabetes, three women stood crying. Two of them, mother and teenaged daughter, had just handed a stranger, 25-year-old Michelle, three shopping bags full of insulin pump supplies. Michelle was...

Alabama Won’t Roll Over To The Rising Tide Of Hate

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey just signed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country. Doctors now face up to 99 years in prison for offering to end pregnancies, with nearly no exceptions - including cases of incest and rape. Once again, the people of Alabama...

The Fight Has Just Begun For Health Care In Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers proudly turned their backs on the people of the Badger State when they voted against expanding health coverage to 82,000 people yesterday. But at Citizen Action of Wisconsin, we’re not turning back. We’ll keep fighting until every...

#PeoplesWave Rises Up For #MedicareForAll

We just took a huge step towards Medicare For All: the House Ways and Means Committee has announced they will hold, for the first time, hearings on the Medicare For All Act Of 2019, introduced this spring by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT). Ways...

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

My name is Dr. Laura Kaplan-Weisman, and I am a family physician from Maryland. I provide primary care to people of all ages and all walks of life, and I feel strongly that what our country needs now is universal health care. That’s why I traveled to Washington to...

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