Update from our meeting: "Medicare for All"

Our speakers were Vicki Taylor and Susan Rucker from Health Care Justice for All. They discussed what “Medicare for all” really means—Coverage for all.

Facts regarding coverage:

Insureds can see any Medicare provider

Non-discriminating/no pre-existing condition      

Automatic enrollment

Healthcare facts:

 

  • USA spent $10,000 per person for healthcare in 2018, the highest of any country.

 

  • Other countries spend half as much for their healthcare.

  •  America is at the bottom of the list for health outcomes.

 

  • African American women, especially, have highest infant mortality rate of any country.

  •  70 million Americans per year go bankrupt due to medical costs.

  •  70% of Americans approve of Medicare for all.

  •  Yes, there will be a small tax increase, but overall Medicare for all will lessen the costs o healthcare (premiums, deductibles, cost of services/supplies)

  • Those making over $500,000 will pay a little more.

We need to message our representatives to support Federal House Bill 1384.

 

 

 

 

                                    Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

                                                                 People rally in front of the Supreme Court on March 26

                                                                 as the court hears arguments in redistricting cases.

                                                                 The court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political

                                                                  question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on..

 

Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

June 27, 201910:17 AM ET

Heard on All Things Considered

Updated 7:45 p.m. ET

In a 5-4 decision along traditional conservative-liberal ideological lines, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political question — not reviewable by federal courts — and that those courts can't judge if extreme gerrymandering violates the Constitution.

The ruling puts the onus on the legislative branch, and on individual states, to police redistricting efforts.

"We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts," Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the conservative majority. "Federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, with no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution, and no legal standards to limit and direct their decisions."

Continued....

Worth a Closer Look

 

 

NC Democrats Launch Unified Agenda "Our Carolina Promise"

On Monday, May 14, 2018 Democrats spread out across the state to launch “Our Carolina Promise,” a positive, unified agenda for North Carolina that is built on a promise to our jobs, our health and safety, our schools, and our people. Democrats are unified, energized, and ready to break the Republican supermajority this fall.  Watch the announcement featuring Governor Cooper:

Click here to read the platform