In a stark reminder for the overwhelming need for universal healthcare in the US, thousands of Americans in Los Angeles, CA are lining up this weekend to receive free healthcare provided by a relief organization called Remote Area Medical.
If you need care, go. All the information you need is here.
Either way, ask your elected officials to visit RAM in LA between August 11th and the 18th. It may be the life-changing experience they need to realize we need single-payer healthcare. It changed Wendel Potter’s (a former private insurance executive with Cigna) point-of-view.
To find contact information for your Congresspersons, go to www.VoteSmart.org or call 866-338-1015 for the Capital Switchboard.
To learn more about RAM, watch this interview with their founder Stan Brock on Democracy NOW.
If you go, because you need care or otherwise, please consider bringing some single-payer information with you to distribute. You can download and print out our single-payer report card, or you can ask for some informational bookmarks and other materials by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.