Call on the Maryland DNC Delegation to Demand that Medicare-For-All Be included in the DNC platform!

Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition, representing over 30 state and national organizations, calls on Maryland voters to sign this petition, asking Maryland Delegates to the DNC to vote against any Democratic party platform that does not include a plank supporting universal, single-payer, New and Improved Medicare for All.

WHEREAS, pre-pandemic, the number of Americans without health insurance was nearly 30 million, while more than 40 million Americans remained under-insured, despite important gains made since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and

WHEREAS, the World is currently in the throes of a catastrophic public health crisis; the U.S., with only 4% of the global population, tragically has 25% of all COVID-19 cases and deaths; and

WHEREAS, this public health emergency has resulted in over 40 million American job losses accompanied by loss of employer-based insurance; and 

WHEREAS, millions of Americans have lost their healthcare insurance because of those job losses at a time when healthcare is needed most; and

WHEREAS, this crisis has highlighted the need to separate healthcare from employment; and

WHEREAS, our current, for-profit health care system is inherently racist and discriminatory; and

WHEREAS, the never-ending rising costs of health care add challenges to our already strapped municipal budget and our small businesses, which keep our communities thriving; and

WHEREAS, 209 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All citing billions of dollars in healthcare savings; and

WHEREAS, we believe that healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege or a luxury; and

WHEREAS, recent polls show that 69% of registered voters including 88% of registered Democrats now believe that a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All system is the best way to achieve equitable, affordable and accessible healthcare for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party and their Platform Committee process has failed, to date, to incorporate a clear and progressive platform plank for Medicare-For-All for adoption by the 2020 National Convention; therefore

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the undersigned Democratic voters express their enthusiastic support for the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384 and S. 1129). We call upon our delegates to the Democratic Convention, in alignment with the majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives who co-sponsored the Medicare for All Act of 2019, to pledge to only vote for a 2020 Platform that includes a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All, platform plank.

Who's signing

Brian Doherty
Megan Shook
Jonathan Arias
Bill Harvey
Sue Fothergill
Twila McDonough
Michael Stoflet
RoseMarie Meservey
Myelin Klobert
Wendi Dennis
Ellie Moscirella
Debra Deal
Tasnuva Khan
Richard Bruning
Eric Miller
Jo-Ann Pilardi
Bobby Moore
Jennifer Jones Beck
Rithik Patel
john sinnigen
Claudia Leight
Ann Gordon
Aimee Hickman
Daniel Hunt
Stephen Dunbar
James E French
John Spillane
Eric Naumburg
Jennifer McCabe
Roderick Ryon
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Brian Doherty
    signed 2020-08-02 09:15:12 -0400
  • Megan Shook
    signed 2020-08-02 08:56:39 -0400
  • Jonathan Arias
    signed 2020-08-02 06:16:25 -0400
  • Bill Harvey
    signed 2020-08-02 03:30:02 -0400
    Am I not right to say that every state primary exit poll indicated that a majority of Dem voters favor an improved MfA single payer system?

    The only realistic place to start in establishing a rational and humane health care system would be to eliminate the private insurance industry’s role in providing health insurance, and replace the entire fragmented multi-payer system with one public system for us all: Everybody in; Nobody out. That’s non-negotiable, and that first step is at the core of both HR 1384 and S 1129.

    And yet for three decades the main function of the corporate liberal leadership of the Dem Party has been to switch us up time and again, such switch-ups taking a multitude of forms. The ClintonCare debacle of 1993-94 was the first major log they threw in our road. The ACA was their most grandiose flop- recall President Biden’s comment to Obama on its passage.

    All this was abundantly clear long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sue Fothergill
    signed via 2020-08-02 00:02:39 -0400
  • Twila McDonough
    signed 2020-08-01 22:27:32 -0400
  • Michael Stoflet
    signed via 2020-08-01 22:26:20 -0400
  • RoseMarie Meservey
    signed 2020-08-01 22:08:49 -0400
  • Myelin Klobert
    signed via 2020-08-01 22:07:29 -0400
  • Wendi Dennis
    signed 2020-08-01 22:06:35 -0400
  • Ellie Moscirella
    signed via 2020-08-01 21:54:21 -0400
  • Debra Deal
    signed via 2020-08-01 20:24:30 -0400
  • Tasnuva Khan
    signed 2020-08-01 20:15:25 -0400
  • Richard Bruning
    signed 2020-08-01 19:43:43 -0400
  • Eric Miller
    signed via 2020-08-01 19:40:17 -0400
  • Jo-Ann Pilardi
    signed 2020-08-01 19:21:37 -0400
  • Bobby Moore
    signed 2020-08-01 18:54:37 -0400
  • Jennifer Jones Beck
    signed via 2020-08-01 18:52:41 -0400
    M4A NOW
  • Rithik Patel
    signed via 2020-08-01 18:41:46 -0400
  • john sinnigen
    signed 2020-08-01 18:26:36 -0400
  • Claudia Leight
    signed 2020-08-01 18:26:34 -0400
  • Ann Gordon
    signed 2020-08-01 18:02:41 -0400
  • Aimee Hickman
    signed via 2020-08-01 17:59:32 -0400
  • Daniel Hunt
    signed via 2020-08-01 17:54:34 -0400
  • Stephen Dunbar
    signed 2020-08-01 17:32:57 -0400
  • James E French
    signed 2020-08-01 17:29:34 -0400
  • John Spillane
    signed via 2020-08-01 17:26:34 -0400
  • Eric Naumburg
    signed 2020-08-01 17:24:22 -0400
  • Jennifer McCabe
    signed via 2020-08-01 17:16:14 -0400
  • Roderick Ryon
    signed 2020-08-01 17:14:45 -0400

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