COVID-19 has left millions desperate and distressed. Meanwhile, most national leaders are MIA.
The time to act is now! Add your name to One Payer States’ petition.
When people don’t get the medical care they need—especially in a public health emergency—it hurts all of us. Even taking standard precautions, your risk of exposure is raised every time you get in line at the grocery store.
The high cost of treatment and testing for most, the lack of personal protective equipment for medical and service workers, and the long-term challenges that await us—including future pandemics—can only be addressed effectively through a universal health care system.
At no time in our nation’s history has it been more obvious that employer-based health care is hopelessly flawed.
Here’s the good news. This crisis presents a unique opportunity for state governors and legislatures to lead NOW in implementing universal health care.
Under federal law, states may apply for a State Innovation Waiver that can provide high-quality, cost-effective health care access to all residents. What this means is that every U.S. state has the authority to create its own universal health care system RIGHT NOW. We don’t have to wait to do anything to guarantee every state provides access to high-quality, cost-effective health care for all.
In fact, several of the hardest-hit states are ready to implement universal health care programs. These programs will relieve suffering, stem the spread of the virus, and create the best ways to deliver health care.
Sign One Payer States’ petition!