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“Public Option” doesn’t guarantee healthcare for all

Cherie Mortice, CCI Action Fund Board President. Originally appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. What’s our biggest health care issue? Cost. Many of us worry whether we can afford to go to the doctor we like or get the care we need. And there’s numerous proposals by current Democratic candidates for President aimed at addressing that concern, but only one that truly gets to the heart of the problem. Proposed solutions like John Delaney’s “BetterCare,” or Pete Buttigieg’s “Medicare for All Who Want It,” or introducing a new public insurance plan alongside the for-profit insurers (the “public option”) may sound nice, but do not control costs. And it leaves open the door for private insurers to game the system by offering bare-bones plans to healthy individuals, further burdening our public system. Only an all-in system will truly control costs and address the insecurity we feel within our current system. In the name of political expediency, these...

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Exciting referendum vote to watch in Maine

While a lot of folks are watching exciting races around the country, there's a referendum battle going on in Maine to watch.

Maine could be the first state in the country to give seniors and Mainers with disabilities the freedom to live at home with dignity and independence. Read how they're doing it.

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Our important legislative lobby dates

We're set on making 2018 a People & Planet First movement building year -- starting with the legislative session and going through the November elections. Are you in?

Plug into the PEOPLE & PLANET FIRST movement and push for the Iowa WE want to see! 

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Iowa can lead the way: The time for Single Payer is Now

In the last year, have you or someone you know put off getting a recommended medical test or treatment because you could not afford it? Have you relied on home remedies instead of going to the doctor or dentist? Are you one of the millions of Americans finding it hard to afford insurance or pay for treatments you need?

The US is at a moment of crisis. Healthcare is unattainable for too many people. Now is the time to fight for what we need.

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The road to winning healthcare for all

The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that lacks universal healthcare. If you're one of the millions of Americans who want to work to win healthcare for everyone, join us at a teach in to learn about the road we'll take to get there.

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