EPSPAN News

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Medicare-for-all would fix PEIA and other employers’ headaches

During the historic West Virginia teacher strike, 22,000 workers stood up and made themselves heard, shutting down schools statewide for nine full days, before finally settling on a 5 percent raise for state employees across the board. Read Medicare-for-all would fix PEIA and other employers' headaches by Carol Paris, M.D., Charleston (W.V.) Gazette-Mail
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Preview Screening of Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Preview Screening
Fix It: Healthcare At the Tipping Point
A business CEO’s investigation into why his costs for employee healthcare continue to skyrocket — and why single-payer is the solution for significantly reducing costs and vastly improving benefits.
When: Wednesday, April 4 – 7:00 pm
Cumberland Room, Student Center at Shepherd U
Free and Open to the Public – Limited seating
Audience: Single-payer advocates. This showing is for those considering becoming active in making improved Medicare for all a reality. After the film: a brainstorming session!
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New Lead Sponsor for House Single Payer Bill

Rep. Keith Ellison, Deputy Chair of the DNC and vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, reintroduced H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All bill! Watch him take over lead sponsorship of the bill on the floor of the House. Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African-American…
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EPSPAN in Manchin's Office

EPSPAN Delivers Petitions to Senators

Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network members delivered petitions to the offices of Senators Manchin and Capito on February 27. They call on the senators to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill. EPSPAN pointed out that with improved Medicare for All, PEIA will never again be an issue for teachers. EPSPAN members also addressed questions of how our country can afford improved Medicare for All.
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New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in "progressive" media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another ‘public option’ dead end.
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Bernie’s Medicare for All Town Hall

Medicare for All Town Hall with Bernie Sanders

The Medicare for All National Town Hall hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders from Washington. It's time to make health care a right!
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