We, the undersigned members, a coalition of organizations from across Rhode Island and also individuals, call on Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse to enter a companion bill to House bill HR 676, Rep. John Conyers's single payer Medicare for All bill that is already co-sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline.
The American people are the only ones in the industrialized world who lack a universal healthcare plan.
While the Republican effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare with Trumpcare has proven futile, the Affordable Care Act has its own terminal flaws built into it.
We demand that our RI Senators put the will of ALL people before the will of wealthy colleagues and donors. If our RI Senators do not want to be leaders, then understand that we will be knocking down doors and will not relent until healthcare in this country is viewed as a RIGHT and not a privilege. No amount of money will stop our coalition from running true leaders against our Senators that put people before profits in coming elections.
We, the undersigned, call on our Senators to lead the way by entering a parallel to HR 676 on the floor of the Senate. The surveys continue to show that the vast majority of the public supports a single-payer system.
The time is now for action.