Sanders Town Hall Twitter Storm

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern.

If you tweet, join us to spread the word that we need National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA).

Senator Sanders introduced S 1804: The Medicare for All Act, in September, 2017. During the Medicare for All Town Hall on January 23, he’ll discuss that bill and how a single payer healthcare system could work in the United States. This provides an opportunity for us to let Sanders know that his bill doesn’t go far enough.

Here is a hand out that explains the weaknesses: HR 676 v S 1804 HO

Check this page at 7:00 pm for a list of tweets that you can copy and paste or follow our hash tag #FixS1804.

TWEETS

Wondering what the differences are between #HR676 and #S1804? See this chart: http://healthoverprofit.org/hr-676-versus-s-1804-hand-out/ #MedicareForAll #FixS1804 #MedicareForAllTownHall https://t.co/kW2tXW8Y6h

 

Our #MedicareForAll must include Long Term Care or it won’t be universal – without long term care, people and their families are forced to live in poverty. We need to #FixS1804 http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/09/12/she-eats-out-of-dumpsters-to-afford-long-term-care-for-her-husband/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

The United States is the only country that puts profits before patients. That’s why our #healthcare system is the most expensive. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804 – no for-profit providers. http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/11/16/how-big-medicine-can-ruin-medicare-for-all/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

When families have to pay out of pocket for #healthcare, it can force them to delay or go without care. Tell @SenSanders that co-pays hurt patients. #FixS1804 http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/22/the-us-health-care-system-increases-income-inequality/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

We can’t delay #MedicareForAll when our current #healthcare system is killing our children. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804 by starting the full plan quickly, everybody in and nobody out all at once. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/19/children-in-u-s-are-70-more-likely-to-die-than-children-in-other-rich-countries/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

As health insurance premiums and out of pocket costs rise, more people are becoming uninsured. This is a death sentence for people with serious health problems. Tell your member of Congress, we need #MedicareForAll #HR676 now! http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/17/3-2-million-people-became-uninsured-in-2017/ #MedicareForAllTownHall

 

When profit is more important than people’s health, hospitals close in poor and rural areas. We need National Improved #MedicareForAll #HR676 NOW to stop closures. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/10/single-payer-could-stop-the-rural-hospital-closure-crisis/ #MedicareForAllTownHall

 

For-profit Long Term Care facilities are hurting our seniors through low staffing and not having basic supplies. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804 – don’t leave our grandparents to the corporate vultures. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/08/care-suffers-as-more-nursing-homes-feed-money-into-corporate-webs/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

Unlike #HR676, which takes profit out of health care, #S1804 still allows investor-owned, PROFIT-DRIVEN facilities to operate. Money should pay for care, not corporate bonuses. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/22/the-us-health-care-system-increases-income-inequality/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #MedicareForAll #FixS1804

 

#HR676 gets rid of complicated paperwork that ties up doctors’ time and keeps them away from patients. #S1804 keeps unproven pay schemes. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804. http://www.pnhp.org/news/2016/april/the-mess-that-is-macra https://t.co/rSoauOap6G
#MedicareForAllTownHall #MedicareForAll #FixS1804

 

#S1804’s complicated 4-year roll-out period isn’t fast enough for the millions who don’t have any insurance at all. #HR676 will enroll everyone within 2 years. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/17/3-2-million-people-became-uninsured-in-2017/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #MedicareForAll #FixS1804

 

Do you want to keep paying co-pays before you can get health care? #S1804 requires co-pays for some medications while #HR676 has no co-pays, premiums, or deductibles. http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/10/10/down-with-the-copay/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #MedicareForAll #FixS1804

 

Private health insurers are ripping off Medicare by cherry picking the healthy and charging more. Tell @SenSanders that Medicare ‘Advantage’ plans are a scam. #FixS1804 by removing them like #HR676 does. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/03/private-insurers-cherry-pick-medicare-patients/ #MedicareForAllTownHall

 

People in the U.S. are dying younger because our complex #healthcare system is based on profit, not health. We can change that with National Improved #MedicareForAll #HR676. http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/01/03/people-are-dying-younger-in-the-us-than-in-other-wealthy-nations/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #FixS1804

 

The #ACA failed to dismantle gender-based barriers to #healthcare. That’s why we need National Improved #MedicareForAll #HR676 NOW! http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/12/10/the-feminist-case-for-single-payer/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #FixS1804 #WomensMarch2018

 

When profits remain in our #healthcare system, workers pay for it through longer hours and worse working conditions. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804 – take the for-profit providers out. http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/10/06/how-would-medicare-for-all-help-health-care-workers/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

We can’t call it #MedicareForAll if the millions of people who need long term care are left out. Tell @SenSanders to #FixS1804. http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/10/04/medicare-for-all-has-to-be-for-all/ #MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676

 

Support for National Improved #MedicareForAll is rising and there are bills in both the House and Senate. Will the US finally join the long list of countries that provide healthcare to everyone? http://healthoverprofit.org/2017/09/25/health-care-commodity/
#MedicareForAllTownHall #HR676 #FixS1804

 

We’re excited about the #MedicareForAllTownHall because we need #MedicareForAll NOW. Thank @SenSanders and tell him to #FixS1804 by taking the for-profits out, like #HR676 does. http://healthoverprofit.org/hr-676-versus-s-1804-hand-out/ https://t.co/LCvwzECIXg