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WASHINGTON – Grassroots leaders are driving the Medicare for All movement. People’s Action released these statements today on the House Ways & Means committee hearing on health care proposals, including the Medicare for All Act of 2019:

Kristy Fogle, emergency medicine physician assistant and founder of Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition:

“Americans consistently put health care costs at the top of the list of issues they want Congress to address. Today’s hearing affirmed that Medicare for All is not just the strongest policy proposal on the table: it’s the only bill that would actually fix our broken health care system. As an emergency room medical care provider, I have watched for-profit health insurance corporations fail patients over and over again.”

Connie Huynh, health care campaign director, People’s Action:

“It’s no accident that Medicare for All is at the core of the third House committee hearing in three months. The on-the-ground movement is powerful and the momentum is building. Grassroots pressure from the people is the reason why the hearings are being held. Congress has no choice but to create a room for the will of the people to be heard.”

Last weekend, 40 People’s Action members in Chicago disrupted the American Medical Association’s conference there with a die-in. Here are the details and video of the action.

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People’s Action is a progressive, multiracial, working-class coalition of more than a million people and 48 member organizations in 30 states. We fight for racial, gender, climate and economic justice.

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Over five decades, People’s Action Institute and our affiliates have fought for reforms that recognize poor and working people’s dignity and make material and political improvements to millions of lives. Our victories include the Community Reinvestment Act, Superfund, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act and the MAT Act.

We engage in issue campaigns, public education and training to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic and gender justice. Our focus now is on deepening community organizing so we can build lasting power across the country. 

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