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.
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.