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Common Dreams Quotes Melinda St. Louis on the Passage of the Medicare for All Resolution

By: Jake Johnson

Melinda St. Louis, a resident of D.C.’s Ward 1 and director of Public Citizen’s Medicare for All campaign, echoed that message.

“The vast racial and income disparities in infections and deaths related to the Covid pandemic in our city have underscored just how inequitable our for-profit health care system is,” she said in a statement. “We don’t have voting representation in Congress, but by joining with municipalities across the country in passing this resolution, the D.C. Council has put Congress on notice that D.C. residents demand guaranteed, equitable healthcare for all.”

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