Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from lack of health insurance. And nearly half of American adults under age 65 are either uninsured or underinsured, which means they don’t have insurance that covers what they need at prices they can afford.
Our current health care system is a mess, because it’s driven by the almighty dollar. We need a system built on care, not profit.
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal has introduced a Medicare for All bill in Congress. It’s what we need.
Several House members have signed on as co-sponsors, but not my congresswoman, Abby Finkenauer. I’ve called her, other folks have called her. Finkenauer needs to hear from lots of us, telling her to co-sponsor the bill. Our lives depend on it.