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Building power for a better West Virginia


Medicare for All

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Healthcare is a human right. Yet too many West Virginians cannot get the care they need.sit-in.jpg

Meanwhile, CEOs in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are among the highest paid in the country. The largest six health insurance corporations earned $6 billion in profits in the second quarter of 2017, up 29% from the prior year. We pay more for healthcare than any other developed country, but we have among the worst health outcomes. We need a healthcare system that works for all of us.

That's why - even as we advocate against repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid - we are pushing for a "Medicare for All" universal healthcare system that would cover everyone.

We are organizing community healthcare forums and candidate town halls to make Medicare for All a major issue in the 2018 elections. You can join us by getting involved with our healthcare working group.

Download our Medicare for All factsheet.


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