Bernie Sanders: “Medicare for All will end the atrocity of a profit-driven health care system in which thousands die because they can’t afford care. Donald Trump wants to protect insurance company profits over American lives. Mr. Trump, we will defeat you in 2020. We’ll make health care a right.”

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Bernie Sanders: "Medicare for All will end the atrocity of a profit-driven health care system in which thousands die because they can't afford care. Donald Trump wants to protect insurance company profits over American lives. Mr. Trump, we will defeat you in 2020. We'll make health care a right." submitted by /u/lrlOurPresident
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Discussion Thread: “Fund Our Community Health Centers” Edition! What’s on your mind?

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The first FEC deadline has come and gone. We would like to extend an enormous thank you to everyone who contributed. While we await some information on Bernie's haul, check out legislation that was recently introduced by Sen. Sanders and Rep. Clyburn to expand resources and access to community health centers across America. If Congress doesn’t act by September 30th, community health centers will lose the federal funding they need to keep their doors open. If your representatives haven't already signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, contact them and urge them to do so.

"In the richest country in the world, no American should have to go without basic health care. Community health centers are a critical lifeline for millions of Americans, and we must build upon their success by expanding them to everyone who needs them." – Bernie Sanders

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Registered Nurses Have Higher Rates Of Injury Than Construction Workers! Then They Lose Their Health Insurance! Medicare For All! Donate To Bernie!

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having health insurance based on your job is tough on businesses and when someone gets injured they lose their health insurance

In British Columbia , Canada they no longer require RN's to lift patients

People have to work jobs to have health insurance … then get injured and lose it

Many nurses have worked at hospitals and saved lives only to find oot later that they cannot afford medicine, surgery…. etc

many nurses are 5'1' to 5'4'' and weigh 100 -125libs

the patients that they are required to lift , move and prevent from falling can be 6 ft and 250-350 lbs "Nursing has the highest rate of nonfatal occupational injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … Beyond physical injuries, nurses are also susceptible to emotional damage — 82 percent of nurses surveyed in the ANA Health Risk Appraisal said they had a significant risk for workplace stress.May 12, 2016"

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Health care and culture shock

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I just wanted to share some feelings/experiences as an American living abroad.

I had fairly decent healthcare in the USA last year. I went through a series of incidents in which i got injured. Broken wrist, broken nose, injured shoulder, and back. I visited the doctor/PT enough to burn through my FSA of $ 800 dollars (more than a 27 year old healthy male really needs with a 10 dollar deductible).

Even with good insurance, it was a scary ordeal. I never knew what would be covered and what wouldn't. It was so much so a fear, that even after getting hit on my motorcycle, sprawled on the ground, my first thoughts weren't about my own well-being. I distinctly remember lying there, thinking, "How am i going to get to work now? I can't afford a car. Should i get an ambulance? I feel ok but maybe it is the adrenaline. Ok, I can't risk an expensive ambulance ride and getting a huge bill–i already can't afford a car that i'll need." So, I did what seemed reasonable and called an uber. I had just gotten hit by a car, and called an uber for fear of financial distress. I had two surgeries to have metal put in, and I went to work the next day because I couldn't afford to miss work (and we have no sick days).

Fast forward a year, and I move to Europe to study (for free…). I've had a couple medical issues come up. I remember the first time going to the doctor, I had lost my wallet the previous week and only had about 100 dollars in cash on me but really needed to see a doctor. So, I went in hoping we could work something out. My insurance didn't have a contract with the hospital here and that gut financial distress feeling washed over me. I asked if they knew how much the visit would cost because i only have $ 100 dollars. What happened? The admissions worker literally chuckled and said i would be fine. I saw the doctor without an appointment in a couple of hours and got diagnosed and treated. Within a week, i was back to normal. My bill for a visit and medicine without a contract was about $ 20 dollars.

After a few visits, I can say that I STILL am not over the immense financial fear of the USA. It doesn't feel right. I see the bills, and I have trouble believing that there isn't another one coming in the mail for the actual amount. I sometimes try to think about what that means. How is it right that it is SO ingrained into me that I should fear the doctor because of finances? If I'm sick and need a doctor, my first thoughts should be on my well-being, not my wallet.

So here I am in Europe, studying Environmental Engineering for free and seeing Doctors when I need without losing an arm and a leg. Do you know what it feels like? It feels like the government actually wants me to be ok. It feels like I have the basic support I need to live without fear/anxiety. All I want to do is to study hard so I can work and help do my part to make the world better, and it actually feels like they are there to aide me in that journey.

I just wanted to share this because I truly hope that Bernie will win and work to implement these policies. These are policies worth fighting for. So, what i mean to say is work hard. Go out and canvas, phone call, vote. Get him elected because he is what we need. I want all my friends, family, and those in need to be able to feel the same sense of safety, well-being, and support that I feel here.

TL;DR–Feels weird to have a government seem to actually care about my well-being. Do what you can to get that in the USA.

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Bernie: “Sign my petition and tell Congress that you support health care as a right for every man, woman and child in the United States — and that you are more committed than ever to fight for, and to win, Medicare for All.”

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In 2009, I introduced my single-payer health care bill and couldn’t get a single Senate colleague to co-sponsor the legislation.

I remember it well.

Most in the political establishment and the corporate media ignored the idea. Those who didn’t dismissed it as “radical” or “fringe.” One McClatchy poll found only 22 percent of Americans supported the bill.

Times have changed…

In the last Congress, our Medicare for All bill had 16 co-sponsors in the Senate. It is a mainstream Democratic position supported by more than 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans.

The dramatic transformation in public opinion on this issue did not happen by accident.

It happened because of the doors knocked and phone calls made by supporters of our political revolution. It happened because doctors and nurses and ordinary citizens stood up and demanded an end to our current dysfunctional health care system. It happened because of the donations made and people sharing our message on social media as we educated the public.

With hundreds of billions in profits at stake, the insurance companies, drug companies and others have already announced that they will spend huge amounts of money to protect their interests as they try to defeat our efforts.

Let me be very clear about one important fact. Despite the disaster of the Trump presidency, on issue after issue our progressive ideas are winning. And that is happening because we are standing up and fighting back.

Now is not the time to let up. It is time to increase the pressure.

Sign my petition and tell Congress that you support health care as a right for every man, woman and child in the United States — and that you are more committed than ever to fight for, and to win, Medicare for All.

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Bernie Sanders: “President Trump, you want to talk about a crisis? 7 million Americans have become uninsured since you took office. The uninsured rate is the highest in 5 years. We must end the embarrassment of being the only major country not to guarantee health care for all. #MedicareForAll “

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Bernie Sanders: "President Trump, you want to talk about a crisis? 7 million Americans have become uninsured since you took office. The uninsured rate is the highest in 5 years. We must end the embarrassment of being the only major country not to guarantee health care for all. #MedicareForAll " submitted by /u/relevantlife
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