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Gary W. Vollan L.D.
32:00
Medicare doesn't cover any oral healthcare (dental). There are so many in need of oral healthcare which affects so many health issues. Please consider. Gary W. Vollan L.D. Wyoming
bettydoumas-toto
32:39
Dental is included.
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
33:42
Rep. Jayapal is adding dental, vision, hearing, mental health, long term care, drug and alcohol treatment and many more benefits...
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
34:06
Hey Betty D, great to see you here!
mike hersh
34:06
This platinum-standard legislation would would eliminate disparities in healthcare by guaranteeing all necessary care and services: hospitalization, inpatient, outpatient, surgical, long-term, mental, dental, vision, hearing, rehabilitation, substance abuse, preventative, prenatal, family planning, testing, supplies, devices, pharmaceuticals, and all other care.
Andrew
34:25
Thanks for claifying Dr Bill amd Mike
Andrew
34:33
*clarifying
mike hersh
35:16
Medicare for All Act of 2019 would guarantee the highest quality healthcare for all U.S. residents including all medically needed care with no premiums, co-pays, caps, or deductibles.
Andrea Miller
36:27
Dr. Bill are you ready to be on camera? When I promote you to panelist it will turn on your camera
Andrew
40:08
Massachusetts is very blue this could take a lot longer in Red gerrymandered states like Ohio
Gwen Bennett
40:12
The Medicare Advantage Model works well as if stiffs the risk to the insurance carriers. It is called managed care and has been working well for Medicare receiptents and now some states use the model for Medicaid. It would be easy to impliment as it has been going on since 1990.
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
42:46
How about reversing bottom axis so that rising hill means rising #HealthcareJustice movement? :-)
Sandy Eaton
43:03
In 24 years, our Massachusetts single-payer bill has never been allowed out of committee for a floor debate or a vote. The DP has had a veto-proof supermajority for as long as anyone can remember. The commercial insurance industry has been especially generous to Democrats. It’s about class, not party.
bettydoumas-toto
44:49
Hi Dr. Bill that would be Health Access here in CA especially get them to leave their public option push and join us in supporting Single Payer.
Andrew
44:54
Ed Markey came on to Green New Deal relative quickly compared to this
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
45:36
@BettyD, absolutely!! :-)
bettydoumas-toto
46:00
@DrBill Let’s do it!!!
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
47:03
Raise awareness with more town halls, forums, movie showings, canvassing. Engage the electorate. Turn out the vote for #MFA!!!
bettydoumas-toto
47:31
We will be ramping up!
Gary W. Vollan L.D.
49:07
Can we download and print the step sheets
Dr Bill PDA Orange Co CA
49:09
Events in their district make an impact, eg. #Wheres[Rep's Name] campaign.
Andrew
49:39
@Gary worksheets are at the bitly link from the first slide
Gwen Bennett
49:56
Educating the masses to what Single payer is.
Andrew
51:30
@Gary http://bit.ly/grassrootslobbying
Gary W. Vollan L.D.
54:07
awesome thank you
sheilasweeney
54:11
Can we get a petition template?
Andrea Miller
55:32
the online version of the training that we link to has all of the materials we used in these case studies
mike hersh
56:14
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/medicare-for-all-2
mike hersh
57:06
Plus women’s care / reproductive health
Katrina
01:01:13
did the investor-owned facilities ban stay in?
bettydoumas-toto
01:01:28
Yesssss!!!! That is awesome!
Liza Goldman
01:02:04
OMG! need to take out for profit!!
bettydoumas-toto
01:03:07
Absolutely you are right we need some answers, some talking points.
mike hersh
01:04:04
The Jayapal legislation drives out profiteering by operation of the law
Andrew
01:04:36
When I go to see my personal physician, we talk science, how can people be against science?
Katrina
01:04:48
Can we download and print the step sheets? the training costs money.
Debbie
01:05:41
Do the scholarship option
Barbara Harrison
01:05:52
If Progressives and the Left want to make change in this country, they need to be reaching out to poor rural black and white working class. This means going out into these communities and forming relationships with people in the community who may be informally trained leaders. I won’t go into great depth. But marginalized people who have no power and have been treated as pariahs need to be given tools so that they are able to have a voice. This is a challenge and will take time, but it is worth the investment. Understand while white rural poor voted for Trump. Look at how Virginia Organizing operates and their success at making change. Not everyone has internet. In districts like 23 in NY, the way you will make change is to bring in the voters who vote for Reed. They are the only ones who can speak for the issue. If you have any questions, contact bcharrison0921@gmail.com If we don’t change our way, we will continue down the same status quo path we are on. invest our time in the grassroots.
bettydoumas-toto
01:06:12
I may 20% of my gross income just for premiums and that is withe the premium credits from the ACA!
Katrina
01:07:08
www.healthcareforallyall.org has easy to use fact sheet, Congressional packet, and presentation, available for *free* for everyone's use. non-partisan and based on the studies conducted on hr676. you can use them in any forum.
Sandy Eaton
01:08:09
Nurses in Massachusetts and California, and across the country, have no illusions regarding the “not-for-profit” conglomerates, that stash billions in “margins” in overseas accounts and contract with private equity to build hospitals overseas, thus exporting their neoliberal ideology and practices. Converting for-profit chains into such foul creatures is not an advance. We actually need to create a national health system to deal with these exploitative and oppressive systems. Let’s win single payer and then swiftly move to deal with the Wall Street drug cartel, the hospital conglomerates and the medical device manufacturers.
mike hersh
01:10:46
National Nurses United helped draft this bill
bettydoumas-toto
01:11:33
Hello I am trying to reach people in CA willing to share their healthcare expense stories with Gov. Newsom office. Stories pertaining their struggles paying premiums, co pays and deductibles and/or paying for their prescription drugs. Please contact me healthycabetty@gmail.com My name is Betty Doumas-Toto.. You can vet me if you need by asking Dr. Bill.
mike hersh
01:11:42
all necessary dental care is covered
Sandy Eaton
01:11:56
We have to make sure we’re not just saying “Medicare for All” but “expanded and improved Medicare for All.” I’m on Medicare with supplemental insurance and paid $1000 in drug co-pays in 2018. We want more than just Medicare.
Barbara Harrison
01:12:12
Medicare is not what it is cracked up to be. Without lousy Medicare Advantage and EPIC, I would be in poor shape after two major surgeries. Why don’t we try educating what the words single payer, socialism, and how other systems function. We have socialism right here in the US in the guise of the VA. We need to stop running away from what the right is saying and face them squarely.
Andrea Miller
01:13:10
Expanded and Improved works very well
mike hersh
01:13:14
the Medicare for All Act of 2019 would guarantee the highest quality healthcare for all U.S. residents including all medically needed care with no premiums, co-pays, caps, or deductibles. This platinum-standard legislation would would eliminate disparities in healthcare by guaranteeing all necessary care and services: hospitalization, inpatient, outpatient, surgical, long-term, mental, dental, vision, hearing, rehabilitation, substance abuse, preventative, prenatal, family planning, testing, supplies, devices, pharmaceuticals, and all other care.
Liza Goldman
01:18:15
Thank you for the thoughtful answers. Just want to respond to the idea that we should leave for profits in because doctors aren’t making that much in profit, responding as a physician. We know that many of the for profit healthcare institutions (not talking about private practice physicians that are generally having trouble making any profit at all, but larger institutions) have higher rates of death and bad outcomes in addition to being more expensive. The insurance industry and the pharmaceutical industry are probably the biggest part of our problem, but for profit hospitals and dialysis centers, imaging centers are still major drivers of costs *and* bad outcomes, including death.
bettydoumas-toto
01:19:14
Hello I am trying to reach people in CA willing to share their healthcare expense stories with Gov. Newsom office. Stories pertaining their struggles paying premiums, co pays and deductibles and/or paying for their prescription drugs. Please contact me healthycabetty@gmail.com My name is Betty Doumas-Toto.. You can vet me if you need by asking Dr. Bill.
Andrea Miller
01:19:24
This is recorded at facebook.com/pdaction
Sandy Eaton
01:24:22
In Massachusetts, the for-profit Steward Health Care closed down my 124-year-old community hospital because they couldn’t find another way to suck profit out of us. My community is 30% people of color and has a higher than average elderly population. The not-for-profit Partners Healthcare shut down the last remaining acute-care hospital in the working-class community of Lynn, with similar demographics. Medical red-lining is practiced by both kinds of hospital chains. A plague on both their houses! People in both communities die on their way out of town seeking emergency help! From national health insurance to a national health service, an expanded and improved VA for all, so to speak.
bettydoumas-toto
01:24:23
In CA please reach out to HEALTHCARE FOR ALL - CA. WE HAVE CHAPTERS IN LA AND the San Fernando Valley as well as others throughout the STATE.
Katrina
01:24:56
health over profit for everyone (HOPE) has a list of local groups as well.
bettydoumas-toto
01:25:05
http://healthcareforall.org
Louise Parker
01:25:13
I just realized tha my comments were just going to panelists. I was trying to make the point that for profit vs non-profit is missing an important point. Large non-profits do not always function fully in the public good. Consider Partners here in MA. Ultimately, we may need to public ownership of hospitals. But certainly profit needs to get out of healthcare!
Paul R. Cooper
01:25:27
I read that while congress TALKS a good game about Medicare for all, it turns out that they are really not interested in single payer at all. How do we counter this?
bettydoumas-toto
01:25:56
Contact your chapter of NNU in your area. National Nurses United!
Katrina
01:26:24
www.healthcareforallyall.org
Louise Parker
01:26:39
This was very helpful!
ritavalenti
01:29:30
Hello! Thank you for this. Living in Georgia and spending time in rural Miss., NC, Alabama, and Florida, I don’t underestimate southern folks capacity to understand single payer and/or Medicare for All. Grassroots working and poor folks who need healthcare can and do often support healthcare for all/single payer/medicare 4 all. Remember, it was the civil rights movement, from the south, that changed the country! Legislators, whose districts are strongly gerrymandered, is another story. Cost of pharmaceuticals is also huge issue as well as closure of hospitals and clinics in rural areas. I’m optimistic as it relates to our people and ability to support and fight for single payer. We also engage in the necessity to expand medicaid - not done in most southern states - but when it is - its usually done in a very restrictive, punitive and states rights doctrine ways - like work requirements. Thanx!
Louise Parker
01:30:06
Paul Cooper--I have been reading that too and the the right is organizing its talking points. Right now we have the public on our side but they are going to be launching adds and we have to be ready to counter this disinformation campaign.
sheilasweeney
01:30:19
Thanks for doing this, in Indiana, we are bringing together groups around the state and we will be called Medicare for All-Indiana with chapters from all corners. Name changed for branding/marketing-former HCHP (Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan).
Liza Goldman
01:30:23
Thank you to the organizers and all the dedicated activists participating all over the country!
Louise Parker
01:31:27
Great point Ben!! It is the time for organizing!!!
Katrina
01:31:29
barnstorms are more effective and lasting if people receive educational materials and ways to participate. you can get those materials at www.healthcareforallyall.org if Healthcare-now isn't providing.
mike hersh
01:31:43
contact drbill@pdamerica.org