Petition: Tell the Alexandria City Council to Endorse Medicare For All!

Members of the Alexandria Virginia City Council

Alexandria City Hall with heartbeat graphic

More than a decade after the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, over 13,400 people — 8.8 percent of Alexandria residents — remain uninsured, and thousands more are underinsured. Most of Alexandria’s uninsured residents are Black and Hispanic, leading to significant racial disparities in quality of health care, patient outcomes, and life expectancy in the City of Alexandria.

The passage of national, improved Medicare For All would guarantee universal, comprehensive health coverage to all Alexandria residents -- without copays, deductibles, premiums, or out-of-pocket costs. It would also eliminate the need for employer-sponsored health insurance, saving the Alexandria city government more than $9.5 million per year and relieve local businesses of the burden of providing health insurance to employees.

This is why we are asking the Alexandria City Council to pass the proposed resolution to endorse the Medicare For All Act (H.R. 3421 and S. 1655) in the United States Congress.

Please sign this petition to show our councilmembers that Alexandrians demand Medicare For All!

To: Members of the Alexandria Virginia City Council
From: [Your Name]

More than a decade after the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, over 13,400 people — 8.8 percent of Alexandria residents — remain uninsured, and thousands more are underinsured. Most of Alexandria’s uninsured residents are Black and Hispanic, leading to significant racial disparities in quality of health care, patient outcomes, and life expectancy in the City of Alexandria.

The passage of national, improved Medicare For All would guarantee universal, comprehensive health coverage to all Alexandria residents -- without copays, deductibles, premiums, or out-of-pocket costs. It would also eliminate the need for employer-sponsored health insurance, saving the Alexandria city government more than $9.5 million per year and relieve local businesses of the burden of providing health insurance to employees.

This is why we are asking the Alexandria City Council to pass the proposed resolution to endorse the Medicare For All Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 4204) in the United States Congress.

Similar resolutions have been passed in cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Tampa, and New Orleans – as well as locally in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, and Annapolis, Maryland. With this resolution, Alexandria has the opportunity to make history as the first locality in Virginia to endorse the Medicare For All Act, and we urge the councilmembers to take advantage of this opportunity by passing this resolution.