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BREAKING: New Federal Medicare for All Act of 2019 will be introduced soon. Call your Representative to cosponsor now!

01.20.2019

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) has just officially announced to her colleagues that she will be re-introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in just a few weeks.

Our work to pass Medicare for All in the House now enters into a new exciting phase. Call your Congress Member NOW at (202) 858-1717 and ask her/him to be an original co-sponsor of the new Medicare for All Act of 2019.

The bill will guarantee quality, therapeutic care to every person in the United States. There will be a comprehensive package of benefits, including primary care, hospital and outpatient services, prescription drugs, dental, vision, audiology, women’s reproductive health services, maternity and newborn care, long-term care services and supports, mental health and substance abuse treatment, laboratory and diagnostic services, ambulatory services and more. Patients will have the complete freedom to choose the doctors, hospitals and other providers they wish to see without worrying about whether a provider is “in network.” There will be no premiums, no co-pays and no deductibles—and no charges whatsoever at the point of service. The bill preserves the ability of veterans to receive their medical benefits and services through the Veterans Administration if they wish, and of Native Americans to receive their medical benefits and services through the Indian Health Service, if they wish.

We are in a historic moment in the movement for Medicare for All. A record number of House candidates ran on Medicare for All in the midterm elections, and we now have record high support among the public.

We need to ensure that the bill has a large number of Congressional cosponsors on the day it is introduced. The number of original co-sponsors will determine how seriously Medicare for All is taken by Congress, the media, and the public, so we need to get to work now.

Between now and the day that Congresswoman Jayapal introduces the bill, we must work to get as many House members on the bill as possible.

Call your Representative NOW at (202) 858-1717 and ask them to sign on. Forward this email to friends and family and ask them to call, too.

Together, we can start off strong in 2019 as we fight for Medicare for All. Thanks for being part of this movement.

 

FPO