Dustin Guastella, part of the leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, talks about Medicare for All, what it is and what it will take to finally win it. The aim is to create a single healthcare system that is free at the point of service: with no premiums, no co-pays, and no deductibles for all medical services. Winning will require an unprecedented level of mobilization and organization.
Emily Marie Ahtúnan, Mari Cordes, and others, as people with disabilities, health care providers, and people who passionately believe in human rights talk about why they're protesting, willing to go to jail, in some cases putting their lives on the line, to save health care and the moral/ethical compass of this troubled nation.
Healthcare journalist Suzanne Gordon, author of The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care, and The Nation article America’s Biggest Publicly Funded, Fully Integrated Health-Care System Is Under Attack, discusses the efforts to undermine and privatize the VHA, our nation’s largest publicly fund
Tevye Kelman, a Vermont high school teacher, NEA member, and member of the Vermont Workers’ Center, makes the case that when politicians exploit legitimate anger over the inadequacy of our existing health care system to pit working people against each other, it undermines our collective ability to demand real reform.