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Medicare for All Town Hall and Campaign Kickoff
April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The time has come to stand up and demand full health coverage for everyone in this country!
As part of our national strategy, the Houston DSA chapter will be kicking off their local campaign efforts with a Town Hall event on April 21st at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. You’re invited you to come listen to our great guest speakers, learn more about the national campaign, and find out how you can get involved to fight for health justice here in Texas!
The event is free and open to all who may be interested in learning more or figuring how they can participate.
What do we mean by Medicare for All? Our national strategy advocates for the following principles:
A Single Health Program: Everyone will be covered by one health insurance program, administered by the federal government, and have equal access to all medical services and treatments.
Comprehensive Coverage: All services requiring a medical professional will be fully covered. You go to the doctor of your choice. Dental, vision, mental health, and pharmaceuticals are all included.
Free at the point of service: All healthcare costs will be financed through tax contributions based on ability to pay: no copays, no fees, no deductibles and no premiums. Ever.
Universal Coverage: Coverage for all United States residents –– non-citizens included.
Jobs: A jobs initiative and severance for those affected by the transition to government-run healthcare.
Key to our local strategy is fighting winnable battles to bring more health justice to those in need. In particular, we are demanding that Houston must provide Paid Sick Leave benefits to all of its workers, not just a privileged few. It happened in Austin just recently –– the first city in the South to extend such benefits to all of its residents –– so why can’t it happen here too?
Come to the Town Hall to learn more about how Austin accomplished this fantastic achievement. We will hear from Ana Gonzalez from Workers Defense Project and members from Austin DSA –– two organizations that were instrumental in the battle.
We look forward to seeing you on April 21! Please register now for the Town Hall so you can be a part of a the movement. Let’s build a better world for everyone!