Universal Single-Payer: UPDATES

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

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org