Letter to the Editor: Support Universal Health Care

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As a master's prepared nurse, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter, I urge you to actively support universal health care. The evidence that a single-payer system would both save money and improve outcomes continues to grow. Our own Washington State Universal Healthcare Workgroup showed billion-dollar savings while extending comprehensive coverage to every resident of the state. Every. Single. Resident.

Saturday July 24, we hit the streets for #MedicareForAll. This is not your grandmother's Medicare. This is fully comprehensive medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care services. Volunteers from Whole Washington will be gathering signatures for I-1362, a state-based single-payer initiative. Your absence may go unnoticed, but your participation will be celebrated.

Please consider showing up. Show up for working people who can't afford to use their insurance. Show up for cancer survivors bankrupted by our current system. Show up for insulin dependent diabetics who continue to ration their medications. Show up for senior citizens going without hearing aids and proper dental care. Show up for the vulnerable and the traumatized in need of comprehensive behavioral health care services. Show up. #FindYourMarch

 

Carey Wallace, RN MSN MBA

Volunteer Whole Washington