AOC: Demand that Biden Expand Medicare to Every American NOW!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and EVERY member of Congress

To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Squad, Pramila Jayapal, House progressives, Bernie Sanders, and every member of Congress.

Far too many who ran on election-cycle promises to advocate for Medicare for All are not FIGHTING for it as if our lives depend on it!

We are in the middle of a pandemic and Democrats have full control of the House, Senate, and Presidency. Yet we continue to be the only rich country without a damn single-payer system.

The large majority of Americans want Medicare for all. We cannot allow the insurance industry and their corrupt politicians in the Democratic Party to break this movement's commitment to healthcare for every man, woman, and child just when we should be fighting for it the hardest.

A public option doesn’t cut it and lowering the age of Medicare eligibility to 60 leaves millions of Americans without care. Healthcare is a HUMAN RIGHT and an age-based system is archaic and inhumane.

So many of us have lost loved ones to this country’s broken health system. So many of us suffer daily with conditions we can’t get treated. So many of us are one accident away from bankruptcy or paying outrageous fees for “insurance” while not getting true healthcare.

You campaigned on Medicare for All. But you didn’t demand a floor vote on it when you had the power to leverage the Speaker vote. You didn’t demand that single-payer be included in the pandemic recovery bill. You moved the introduction of the House bill till after the stimulus bill passed reducing your own leverage. You have never demanded that Biden use Section 1881A of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare to every American by executive action.

As members of Congress, the government guarantees each of you the best healthcare in the world. But the rest of us are still suffering. We demand that you fight for Medicare for All like our lives depend on it because they do!

We demand:

1. We demand that you call on Biden to declare a pandemic public health emergency and expand Medicare to every American using Section 1881A of the Social Security Act.

2. We demand that you use every legislative tool available to pass Medicare for all in Congress, including withholding and leveraging your votes to demand single-payer as a condition for passing legislation.

3. We demand that you use your huge social media followings, ability to get press, and celebrity to organize direct actions for Medicare for all. Organize and join rallies at the White House and Congress demanding that they give Medicare to All.

4. We demand that you meet with us, your own constituents, people affected by our horrific health care system, and Medicare for all movement organizers, to plan and coordinate the above actions and a fearless new campaign for single-payer.

You ran on Medicare for all. Now we need you to fight for it!

To: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and EVERY member of Congress
From: [Your Name]

To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Squad, Pramila Jayapal, House progressives, Bernie Sanders, and every member of Congress.

Far too many who ran on election-cycle promises to advocate for Medicare for All are not FIGHTING for it as if our lives depend on it!
We are in the middle of a pandemic and Democrats have full control of the House, Senate, and Presidency. Yet we continue to be the only rich country without a damn single-payer system.

The large majority of Americans want Medicare for all. We cannot allow the insurance industry and their corrupt politicians in the Democratic Party to break this movement's commitment to healthcare for every man, woman, and child just when we should be fighting for it the hardest.
A public option doesn’t cut it and lowering the age of Medicare eligibility to 60 leaves millions of Americans without care. Healthcare is a HUMAN RIGHT and an age-based system is archaic and inhumane.

So many of us have lost loved ones to this country’s broken health system. So many of us suffer daily with conditions we can’t get treated. So many of us are one accident away from bankruptcy or paying outrageous fees for “insurance” while not getting true healthcare.

You campaigned on Medicare for All. But you didn’t demand a floor vote on it when you had the power to leverage the Speaker vote. You didn’t demand that single-payer be included in the pandemic recovery bill. You moved the introduction of the House bill till after the stimulus bill passed reducing your own leverage. You have never demanded that Biden use Section 1881A of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare to every American by executive action.

As members of Congress, the government guarantees each of you the best healthcare in the world. But the rest of us are still suffering. We demand that you fight for Medicare for All like our lives depend on it because they do!

We demand:

1. We demand that you call on Biden to declare a pandemic public health emergency and expand Medicare to every American using Section 1881A of the Social Security Act.

2. We demand that you use every legislative tool available to pass Medicare for all in Congress, including withholding and leveraging your votes to demand single-payer as a condition for passing legislation.

3. We demand that you use your huge social media followings, ability to get press, and celebrity to organize direct actions for Medicare for all. Organize and join rallies at the White House and Congress demanding that they give Medicare to All.

4. We demand that you meet with us, your own constituents, people affected by our horrific health care system, and Medicare for all movement organizers, to plan and coordinate the above actions and a fearless new campaign for single-payer.

You ran on Medicare for all. Now we need you to fight for it!