The United States now lags behind eleven developed countries, ahead of the U.S. in both economic freedom and the achievement of universal coverage. HealthCare 4 All, a Pennsylvania based citizen movement working to ensure health care for all people, is working to reverse this trend. Activists from across the state will be joining together on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 5-7 PM, in the Chapel of Arch Street Methodist Church (55 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia), to discuss recent victories and plan future efforts. There are victories happening opponents don't want anyone to know about. Check out this website to learn how other states are leading the way in this effort.
Many obstacles remain, most notably the enormous cost of a medicare for all system. Proposals to tax corporations and the wealthy, or to close tax loopholes are often shut out of the mainstream political discourse. Most states are implementing a payroll tax to pay for the coverage, which will likely erode support from an already strapped middle class.