Why Medicare-for-All?

Too many people in the U.S. are suffering needlessly or dying because they can’t afford care. Too many people are going bankrupt from high medical bills. The answer: Medicare-for-All. 

This system would expand health care coverage to everyone in the U.S., regardless of income. Under a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system, everyone in the U.S. would finally have access to the care they need, without high out-of-pocket costs or insurance companies getting between them and their doctor. 

Americans understand that our deeply fragmented health care system doesn’t serve their best interests and puts the health industry first, and that’s why the people power around this issue is growing every day. In 2018, the movement for Medicare-for-All hit several milestones. Most notably, a record number of U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers signed on to legislation that would create a single-payer system. These milestones came after years of advocacy by Public Citizen and its allies, culminating in a series of marches, rallies and other actions. 

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Check Out Our Recent Report and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

Listen to Public Citizen’s Recent Medicare-for-All Townhall Featuring Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

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