Join us Saturday, April 8, at 5:00 PM at Medical Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28203, on the sidewalk across from Carolinas Medical Center for this vitally important health care rally.  Area patients, health care providers and advocates will tell their stories and urge Congress to support H.R. 676 – proposed legislation for a universal privately delivered, publicly funded health care plan with over 80 co-sponsors.

FULL STORY:

CHARLOTTE — Republicans in Congress, in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, have not been able to produce a plan that covers everyone and improves upon the status quo as promised by President Donald Trump.

On Saturday afternoon in Charlotte, area patients, health care providers and advocates will tell their stories and urge Congress to support H.R. 676 – proposed legislation for a universal privately delivered, publicly funded health care plan with over 80 co-sponsors.

“The Republicans’ health care proposals eliminate essential health benefits (through lower-cost junk plans) and do not provide affordable coverage for all,” says Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD, a member of Physicians for a National Health Program. “Polls show a majority of Americans, including physicians, support an improved Medicare for All health care system. It is time to join the modern world and treat health care as a priority and national security issue.”

Rally Details:

WHAT: Health Care Solution: Medicare for ALL Rally

WHO: Charlotte-area providers, patients and community groups

WHEN: Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm

WHERE: Medical Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28203 (on sidewalk across from Carolinas Medical Center).

How would an Improved Medicare for ALL Plan benefit Americans? It is:

  • Simple– Everyone living in the U.S. is covered regardless of age, economic status or pre-existing conditions. No need for separate Medicaid, CHIP program or health insurance policies.
  • Cost Effective– Eliminates profit-seeking health insurance that increases costs through burdensome administrative bureaucracy, deductibles, co-pays, and rising insurance premiums. 95% of Americans (all but the most wealthy) would pay less through a single publicly funded system.
  • Competitive– Consumers are free to choose doctors without limited insurance networks; government will be able to negotiate lower pharmaceutical prices and other medical costs.

Speakers include representatives of Health Care Justice – NC, Physicians for a National Health Program, NAACP Charlotte-Mecklenburg, League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg, Charlotte NOW, and individuals fed up with rising health insurance costs and lack of care.

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