Thousands of people throughout the country gave their own time to fight legislation that would gut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act Washington, D.C. – Months of dedicated and determined work by People’s Action Institute, our allies and 20 of our member groups in key states, helped save health care for 23 million people, and […]
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
All people should get the health care they need.
People’s Action believes the right to health care is fundamental. A society that puts people first makes health care available to every person as a public good – not as an engine of profit for corporations and the rich.
Here’s how we can put our country on the path toward this vision:
• Open Medicare to everyone.
• Negotiate lower prices with drug corporations.
• Protect and expand Medicaid.
• Fully fund the Indian Health Service and Native Hawaiian health system.
• Support community health centers and public health institutions that people trust.
The right want to put us on a different path, pushing legislation that will make health care more expensive and less accessible to millions, while putting more wealth and power in the hands of insurance and pharmaceutical corporations. Their policies would create a country that is ever more divided and unequal. People's Action is promoting a bold vision in which people are free of worry about their ability to get the care they need.
Annapolis, MD – For 21 weeks Elizabeth MacKenzie has gone to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office to ask him to hold a townhall meeting with his constituents. For 21 weeks, Hogan has ignored the invitation. “Hogan doesn’t meet with his constituents, he doesn’t talk, he doesn’t share, he doesn’t take a public position on controversial […]
Repeal of ACA threatens those with pre-existing conditions, those reliant on Medicaid DETROIT – Michigan Representative Debbie Dingell met with several children born prematurely or with special needs and their parents for a roundtable discussion of how proposed health care reform would affect them. Children with special needs like these are squarely in the crosshairs if […]
PORTLAND, Maine – Wednesday, members of the Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership will deliver health care messages stuffed inside empty pill bottles to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) urging her to reject any plan that repeals the Affordable Care Act and cuts Medicaid. The delivery comes as Senate Republicans are reportedly beginning to […]
The Congressional Budget Office score of the latest version of the Trump-Republican health care repeal plan reconfirms the devastating consequences this callous legislation will have on the elderly, families and children. Trumpcare will leave 23 million people without health coverage within a decade. Health insurance will be prohibitively expensive for people who are ill or […]