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Speak Out: Medicare for All!

PSU South Park Blocks
1600-1900 SW Park Avenue (between Market & Jackson Sts)
Portland, OR, US (map)

Portland Farmers Market

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Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") and replace it with a Trumpcare plan that would slash funding for Medicaid, eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and erode Obamacare's requirement that all insurers cover essential health benefits. The House version is even worse, letting insurers descriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and further reducing needed health care subsidies. Both bills would shower corporations and the wealthy with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of tax cuts, while robbing an estimated 23 million people of health care access - mostly working-class people, the elderly and people of color.

Massive public pressure forced Senate leaders to postpone the planned vote on Trumpcare until after the July 4th recess. That's a victory, but the fight is far from over.

Stopping Trumpcare's assault on our basic right to health care will require a mass movement to fix the holes in Obamacare with true universal health coverage. Our corrupt for-profit system has delivered us far worse health care than other high-income nations at far higher cost. We need single-payer Medicare for all, funded by taxes on corporations and the 1%.

Gather at noon on the PSU campus near the Saturday farmers market to share your stories and discuss how we can build a movement to:

  • Defeat Trumpcare - Trumpcare makes us sick!
  • Medicare for all - health care is a human right!
  • Pass single-payer healthcare in Oregon -Tax corporations and the rich to fund universal healthcare

Socialist Alternative Portland - We are fighting for an alternative to global capitalism - the root cause of the economic crisis, poverty, discrimination, war, & environmental destruction.

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