Momentum keeps building nationwide and in various states to create Universal Single-Payer health care. Some people refer to it as “Medicare for All.” There are different variations, but the basic principles are simple:
— EVERYBODY has a right to high quality health care.
— Instead of insurance companies interfering and skimming off profits, the government pays the bills through an efficient system like Medicare has.
— You still get to choose your health care providers, but they are freed from the nightmare of arguing with insurance companies and managing complex billing arrangements that are different for each insurance company. This frees up your health care providers to spend time serving patients not paperwork.
For many years I have belonged to — and financially supported — an organization called Health Care for All — Washington. This statewide organization works toward getting Universal Single-Payer health care for people who live in Washington State. See information at www.healthcareforallwa.org or call them at (707) 742-3292. They educate people, and they lobby, so they have both a 501(c)3 part and a 501(c)4 part. Both deserve our support.
You can sign up for their mailing list. Their Spring 2018 newsletter arrived in the postal mail recently. You can read it at this link: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/healthcareforallwa/pages/39/attachments/original/1525421920/Spring_2018_HCFA_newsletter.pdf?1525421920
The Spring 2018 newsletter’s lead article reports on FOUR bills introduced in the U.S. Senate that would expand Medicare in ways compatible with Universal Single-Payer.
You can watch several informative videos at this link: http://www.healthcareforallwa.org/videos
Also, you can watch the December 2015 TV program in which I interviewed Dr. Sarah K. Weinberg, one of the organization’s top leaders at this link: http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-why-universal-single-payer-health-care-is-the-real-solution We built a solid case for Universal Single-Payer.
See more information about the topic at the “Health Care Reform” part of this blog, http://parallaxperspectives.org/category/health-care-reform