Support The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act

Take five minutes out of your day to make a difference.

It’s important to remember that there is legislation being proposed that can accomplish immense good for the American people. The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676) was introduced to the House by Representative John Conyers of Michigan. This bill offers a step toward the public option that was once stripped out of the Affordable Healthcare Act, weakening its effectiveness and affordability. Many representatives have announced their support for this bill but it’s important to note that many others have not. See the list of cosponsors here https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/676/cosponsors

This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, dietary and nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.

Remember, if your representative is a cosponsor for H.R. 676 it means they already support it and you may want to alter the scripts below to reflect that you know of their position and you are calling to express your support. If your Representative is not listed in the above link then the scripts work perfectly for you. If your Representative was listed here then CALL anyway to express your support! And congratulations you have a member of Congress that is working hard to protect you and our values! Currently, the bill is in the House of Representatives so the Senate has not had a chance to weigh in on it. It is still important to call your Senators and let them know how you feel about this bill.

STEP ONE:

Use the links below to find contact information for your representative and two senators.

STEP TWO:

Use the phone script or form email below to contact your officials. Feel free to modify the message as you see fit. As a tip a PHONE CALL IS MORE LIKELY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD AND COUNTED THAN AN EMAIL, but an email is better than nothing!

PHONE CALL SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling the office of [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] because I am a constituent. I live at [ADDRESS, CITY, and STATE] and my phone number is [PHONE NUMBER].

I’m calling to ask [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] to publicly support the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676). We demand to see action in Congress that supports affordable healthcare access as a human right. We are tired of seeing our representatives working for the financial interest of for-profit insurance companies and the grotesquely wealthy pharmaceutical and medical device lobbyists. I assure you that all of your constituents, the sick and the healthy, have a stake in creating a more fair market and that starts with the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. I ask that my representatives in Congress raise their voice on this issue and any others like it that arise.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote. Thank you for your time.

EMAIL SCRIPT:

Dear [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE],

I’m writing to ask you to publicly support Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676). We demand to see action in Congress that supports affordable healthcare access as a human right. We are tired of seeing our representatives working for the financial interest of for-profit insurance companies and the grotesquely wealthy pharmaceutical and medical device lobbyists. I assure you that all of your constituents, the sick and the healthy, have a stake in creating a more fair market and that starts with the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. I ask that my representatives in Congress raise their voice on this issue and any others like it that arise.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

[YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, ZIP CODE]

[YOUR EMAIL]

STEP THREE:

Share this message with your friends. The more who call, the better our chances of moving America forward.

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