“Let’s Make It Happen!” Declares Jayapal of Medicare for All After Single-Payer in Canada Lauded as Shield Against Pandemic

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      eridani
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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/08/07/lets-make-it-happen-declares-jayapal-medicare-all-after-single-payer-canada-lauded

      In her opinion piece published Wednesday at USA Today, family physician Khati Hendry, who moved to Canada from California and works in British Columbia, wrote that she has “never felt more grateful to work in a universal healthcare system than during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

      “My heart aches for the millions of Americans who have fallen ill and then have had to worry about how they will pay for tests and treatment, who have gone to work while sick for fear of losing their health coverage or who have lost not only their jobs but their insurance, leaving them at risk for financial ruin,” she wrote.

      Because they have guaranteed healthcare coverage, wrote Hendry, “Canadians are much less likely to delay testing or treatment for COVID-19, or for the chronic medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness and death from the virus.”

      Hendry added: Many of my American colleagues tell me that they’re burned out from administrative demands and anguished from seeing patients not get the care they need because of cost. Now it is worse, as the number of uninsured has soared with the pandemic. My message for them is this: I know we can do better, because I see it every day. It is worth fighting for a system that puts public health ahead of profits: Medicare for All.

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      Hi eridani,

      Mixed message, we learned from Nick Brana that Jayapal was not willing to fight for M4All because the effort was too costly.  See JPR link below.

      https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/progressive-caucus-capitulates-on-heroes-act/

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      eridani
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      It was Jayapal who founded the Medicare for All Caucus.

      https://pnhp.org/news/single-payer-advocates-in-congress-double-down-with-medicare-for-all-caucus/

      “We are united today by a common conviction that health care is a human right,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal during the launch. “One of the best ways to ensure health care for all is to use the system that already exists for millions of seniors [in] Medicare.”

      Jayapal founded the new caucus with Reps. Debbie Dingell and Keith Ellison. The caucus had 66 founding members at the 10 am press conference, but by midday that number was 70, according to a list provided to Truthout by Dingell’s office.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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