Call to Action – Lower Prescription Drug Prices + Expand Medicare

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Majority Leader Senator Schumer supports Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan to expand Medicare to include Vision, Dental and Hearing benefits. Senator Schumer says there must be an outpouring of grassroots support. We can help out with that!

Our message: “Please support lower drug prices, improving Medicare benefits and lowering the eligibility age, as called for by 155+ Congressional Representatives in their May 27th letter to the President. It is overwhelmingly popular with seniors and a strong majority of voters. The time to act is now.”

➤ Constituents of Rep. DelBene (CD-1) and Rep. Schrier (CD-8), call or email your rep. In 2019 they voted to support this approach. We need them back onboard now.

➤  Everyone, urge Senators Murray and Cantwell to champion Medicare expansion paid for by negotiating lower drug prices.

➤ Constituents of Herrera Beutler (CD-3)Newhouse (CD-4), and McMorris Rodgers (CD-5), call or email your rep. They need to know that their own constituents support this.

➤ Constituents of Reps. Larsen (CD-2)Kilmer (CD-6)Jayapal (CD-7) or Smith (CD-9)Strickland (CD-10), thank your Rep for signing the May 27 letter.

Here’s a Morningstar Report on the latest polling: “Voter support for six health initiatives that Democrats are pushing ranges from 54% to 84%”


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Latest Polling: Strong Majority Support for Six Dem Health Care Proposals

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Morning Consult and Politico polled registered voters last month about six health care proposals Democrats are considering including in a third package using budget reconciliation. The proposals are listed on the left column in the graphic below.

➤ All proposals have strong majority support of all voters

➤ Most proposals have over 60% support of all voters

➤ Four proposals have majority Republican voter support

Take Action! When you are contacting your U.S Representative and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell in support of these measures, please remind them that there is strong majority support for these proposals among voters. Here’s a quick HCHR-WA Call to Action.

83% graphic from Rep. Pramila Jayapal tweet, June 27, 2021

Polling results chart from Morning Consult article. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.


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Call to Action – Co-Sponsor the State Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021, H.R. 3775

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Ask your Rep to co-sponsor HR 3775, the SBUHC Act of 2021. Support WA’s new Universal Health Care Commission and our state’s commitment to cover Washingtonians.

➤   Constituents of Representatives:

DelBene (CD-1)McMorris Rodgers (CD-5)
Larsen (CD-2)Kilmer (CD-6)
 Herrera Beutler (CD-3)Schrier (CD-8)
Newhouse (CD-4)          Strickland (CD-10)

➤ Rep. Jayapal or Smith constituents, thank your Rep for being an original Co-sponsor of HR 3775.

➤  Everyone call or write Senators Murray and Cantwell to support their state as WA embarks on carrying out its new commitment to covering all Washingtonians. A State Based Universal Health Care Act companion Senate bill is expected soon.


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Call to Action – Co-Sponsor the Medicare for All Act, H.R. 1976

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We must keep the pressure on the rest of the WA House delegation to join prime sponsor Jayapal and co-sponsor Smith in co-sponsoring HR 1976, the Medicare for All Act of 2021. This is the best and most economical proposal to provide comprehensive, affordable and equitable health care to everyone in our country.

➤ Please use the links above in Call to Action #2 to ask your Rep to co-sponsor the Medicare Act of 2021, H.R. 1976.   Rep. Jayapal or Smith constituents, thank your Rep for being an original Co-sponsor.

➤  Sen. Sanders will reintroduce his Senate companion bill soon, and we will continue to urge Senators Murray and Cantwell to get on board!


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