Monday, November 5, 2012

Physicians for #MedicareForAll #SinglePayer Urge A Vote For Jill Stein Green Party! #occupyhealthcare #ows #tlot #p2 #tpot #topprog

Endorsement by Dr. Andy Coates, Katie Robbins, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Mark Dunlea, Gloria Mattera

Jill Stein for President

Dear friends working for health care as a human right,

In all the sound and fury over the Supreme Court's health care ruling, the simple truth is being lost: We know how to provide affordable health care for every American. There is a proven solution -- improved "Medicare for All" (or single-payer health insurance). It's working in nation after nation around the world. It is the only fiscally responsible way out of the health care mess. And it's not unconstitutional.

When President Obama slammed the door in the face of single-payer health care advocates, and abandoned the "public option", it seemed that we were doomed to debating slight variations on the failing status quo. But in the wake of the Obamacare/Romneycare crackup, we have an incredible opportunity to reframe the health care debate by injecting a long-time advocate for Medicare-for-All (single-payer) into the presidential dialogue.

Jill Stein, a physician from Massachusetts, is a powerful voice for universal, affordable health care, and we need to make sure she is heard. Having her on the ballot will give millions of Americans the opportunity to go into the voting booth on November 6 and vote for a change in direction instead of more of the same.

Thank you for helping us open up a new dialogue on health care.


Dr. Andy Coates, national president-elect, Physicians for a National Health Program

Katie Robbins, Healthcare-NOW! Board of Directors

Dr. Margaret Flowers, Physicians for a National Health Program

Mark Dunlea, Single Payer New York

Gloria Mattera, Physicians for a National Health Program

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