Sanders Announces Medicare for All Town Hall With NowThis, The Young Turks, ATTN:
Sen. Bernie Sanders will be partnering with leading digital outlets NowThis, The Young Turks and ATTN: on a groundbreaking Medicare for All national town hall on Tuesday, January 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm, stating that "for the first time, leading digital outlets will come together to do what cable channels and network news will not – engage in an in-depth conversation about one of the issues that matter most to Americans, their health care. The event will be streamed live across Sanders', NowThis', ATTN:'s and The Young Turks' social media channels."
"For the first time in American history we will be holding a nationally televised town meeting on Medicare for all. The United States is the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people, but amazingly there has not been one network town hall to discuss why our system lags so far behind every other industrialized country," Sanders said. "We are going outside the traditional media to change that, to talk about the real issues affecting the American people."
We encourage those in the Campaign for New York Health to tune into this important discussion!
Dear New York State Senate --
In 2015, 2016, and 2017 the New York State Assembly passed the New York Health Act with overwhelming support. Now we need the New York State Senate to do the same. New Yorkers support the New York Health Act.
If passed, the New York Health Act (A. 4738 / S. 4840) will implement truly universal health care and eliminate financial barriers to care, while allowing people to go to the doctor and hospital of their choice. Like the rest of the industrialized world, it will give New Yorkers access to health care without fear of bankruptcy. It will treat health care as a human right, not a commodity for those who can afford to pay.
New Yorkers support truly universal publicly financed health care.
Thank you for your leadership in the New York State Senate on this important issue.