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AHF Endorses Medicare for All Act (H.R. 1384)

February 28, 2019
AHF launched a transit ad campaign in Washington, DC at key bus shelter locations around the White House and Capitol Hill as a general show of support and endorsement of Medicare for All legislation. (Graphic: Business Wire)

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2019--AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) joined a broad coalition of progressive organizations to celebrate the introduction of H.R. 1384 today in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill which would enact the Medicare For All Act of 2019. Over 107 members of the House have signed on as original co-sponsors of the legislation whose author is U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is set to introduce a companion bill in the U.S. Senate.

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AHF launched a transit ad campaign in Washington, DC at key bus shelter locations around the White House and Capitol Hill as a general show of support and endorsement of Medicare for All legislation. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“The Medicare for All bill would guarantee health care as a human right for anyone living in the United States. The U.S. pays twice as much for health care per capita than any other developed country. Yet every day, almost 100 Americans die from lack of access to health care. We can do better. But right now, drug and insurance companies are enriching themselves at the expense of sick Americans and are blocking any meaningful reform. Medicare For All will pay for itself by driving down the cost of prescription medicine and eliminating the absurd inefficiencies and administrative waste in our current dysfunctional system,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF.

AHF encourages everyone who supports Medicare for All to sign this petition to show the U.S. Congress the broad support the proposal enjoys across the country using this link: Medicare for All petition or here.

In January of this year, AHF launched a transit ad campaign in Washington, DC as a general show of support and endorsement of Medicare for All legislation. The ad is now posted on a dozen or so key bus shelter locations around the White House and Capitol Hill. To view AHF’s ‘Medicare for All’ ad, click here.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over one million people in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

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CONTACT: WASHINGTON

John Hassell, National Director of Advocacy, AHF

+1.202.774.4854 [cell]John.hassell@aidshealth.orgLOS ANGELES

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.791.5526 [cell] +1.323.308.1833 [work]gedk@aidshealth.orgATLANTA

Imara Canady, Regional Director, Communications & Community Engagement for AHF

Imara.Canady@aidshealth.org- 954.952.0258 mobile

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SOURCE: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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