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No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers are on strike, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in...

Wealth That Concentrates Kills

Wealth That Concentrates Kills

The weight of the wealth that sits at the top of America’s economic order isn’t just squeezing dollars out of the wallets of average Americans. That concentrated wealth is shearing years off of American lives. The latest evidence for that squeeze on American wallets comes from the Census Bureau. And increasing inequality, a just-released Government Accountability Office study makes clear, is killing many of us off before our time.

Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need  #MedicareForAll Now

Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need #MedicareForAll Now

Last week I took over the lobby of the Master Builders of Iowa in Des Moines with 30 other members of Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement Action, the largest progressive organization in our state, with members in all of our 99 counties.  Why, you might ask, did...

Real People Will Lead the Way to #MedicareForAll

Real People Will Lead the Way to #MedicareForAll

Seniors chanting “Get out of the way!” as they hold cardboard tombstones might not seem like a challenge to the largest physicians’ group in the United States. But in 78-year-old Reggie Griffin, the American Medical Association met their match. “The time is up for us...

It’s Time to Put #PeopleOverPharma

It’s Time to Put #PeopleOverPharma

From Connecticut to Washington, New York and West Virginia, People's Action members rallied across the nation this Tuesday to demand that Congress and Trump put #PeopleOverPharma profits. Twelve People’s Action member groups participated in the events, which were part...

The AMA Gets Out Of The Way Of #MedicareForAll

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

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

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

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...

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