Ask Sen. Maggie Hassan to Sign on to Medicare for All!

In turn, as we continue to resist current Republican efforts to undermine and destabilize the ACA, make massive cuts to Medicaid in the FY 2018 budget, privatize the VA, and voucherize Medicare, we also need to forward an alternative vision for our health care system.

 

The Medicare for All Act articulates such a vision and recognizes the fundamental principle that if Americans are to truly possess the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then they must also possess a right to comprehensive health care.

 

Contact Sen. Maggie Hassan today and ask her to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All legislation!

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Join us in Winning Medicare for All Today!

September 14, 2017

 

Dear Senator Hassan,

 

Today, it is with great relief and enthusiasm that we ask you to seize a historic opportunity to finally make health care a human right in our country. Your work against this summer’s Congressional Republican assault on health care helped protect health care for hundreds of thousands in our state and millions of other Americans. As individual Granite Staters and organizations, we urge you to now stand up for national legislation that will permanently guarantee health care for all. We ask  you to join the sixteen fellow Democrats including your New Hampshire colleague Senator Jeanne Shaheen as co-sponsors of Senator Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All Act of 2017.

 

The Medicare for All Act could not come at a better time. With your help, we were able to defeat the Congressional  Republican assault on health care this summer.  Nevertheless, we know more work is required to protect the health care Americans currently have and expand and improve access for millions more. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marked a step forward for American health care, it still left 28 million Americans uninsured, and we have seen a sharp rise in limited networks, high-deductible plans, and other barriers to care for those who are insured.

 

In turn, as we continue to resist current Republican efforts to undermine and destabilize the ACA, make massive cuts to Medicaid in the FY 2018 budget, privatize the VA, and voucherize Medicare, we also need to forward an alternative vision for our health care system. The Medicare for All Act articulates such a vision and recognizes the fundamental principle that if Americans are to truly possess the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then they must also possess a right to comprehensive health care.

 

Despite the current partisan climate,  Americans across the political spectrum currently support federally funded universal health care in unprecedented numbers. Medicare for All is not only the most ethical option on the table, but also the most pragmatic and economically sustainable. Support for the House bill, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676) has surged to 117 cosponsors, or nearly three-fifths of Democratic members of the House. We hope that you will join your Democratic colleagues in the House by supporting  health care for all in the Senate. 

 

We thank you for your defense of our health care over the past several months and now we ask you to stand with Granite Staters in the continued fight to build a health care system that puts patients and families over profits.

 

Guaranteeing high quality health care as a human right is a moral imperative and, with your co-sponsorship of  the Medicare for All Act of 2017,  you can lead our state in its commitment to creating just, equitable, and healthy communities for all of us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rights & Democracy

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    The fact that you are not on board with this makes me wonder if you care anything for the people of New Hampshire.
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    We need to not only defeat horrendous Republican legislation, but also push forward to Universal Healthcare for All as a right not a for-profit Insurance Industry business
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    Out Of The BOX Hub stands with you! Together We’re Stronger!
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    It’s time that we do the morally and what will be seen as the economically enlightened option, ie. to provide medical care for all citizens—this is no more a socialist agenda than public education

    and its time has come. Do the right thing, Maggie!

    suzanne coble MD
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    Your help and expertise is needed to resolve the right of all to have healthcare.
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    Please. It’s time.
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    Very disappointing that you haven’t signed on to co-sponsor or support this bill. SenatotbShaheen represents us well. You, not so much.

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