Now is the time for Medicare for All!
--Debby Schwartz, for the HCAO Mobilization Committee.
National single payer has been gaining traction with increased congressional support and news coverage. HR.676 now has 120 co-sponsors. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill has 16 co-sponsors. We will be working to help pass single payer on the national level, by working to keep that momentum going here in Oregon.
HCAO’s mission statement is: “To work for an equitable, affordable, comprehensive, high quality, publicly funded universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States.” State and national work support each other. Working on the national level increases support for single payer, which supports Health Care for all Oregon's bill. Passing the state bill will make it easier for other states to do the same and increases the pressure on Congress to pass Medicare for All.