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Every Year 45,000 People Die Because They Lack Health Care Coverage

Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement from Health Care for All Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud on Sen. Sanders’ hearing and the reintroduction of Medicare for All:

“Everyone should get the care they need, when they need it, with no out of pocket costs. Instead, predatory insurance CEOs have created a nightmare in which people are forced to forgo medications, beg for help on fundraising websites, and stay sick and rack up more medical debts. That’s wrong.

“We’re proud that Sen. Sanders held a historic hearing on Medicare for All and reintroduced this landmark legislation. A few greedy corporate insurance executives won’t stop us from winning the collective care we need to thrive.”

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People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations in 28 states, united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas last election season.

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Press Contact
Johanna Kichton

(202) 660-0605

About People’s Action Institute

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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