The Healthcare

For All Handbook

These are some facts in the Healthcare Debate...

Americans pay more in just the taxes directed towards public healthcare programs than citizens in other countries with universal healthcare, even though only 87% of Americans have health insurance and over a third are under-insured.

Healthcare in the United States is sold as if it were a luxury car vs. a cheaper compact model. To Canadians and people in all other countries, there is only healthcare based on "best practice" protocols.

Most Americans worry about whether their health insurance policy will cover them for long-term illnesses or chronic diseases. Citizens in other countries never worry about this. Canadians get the healthcare they need, when they need it.

This is the No. 1 issue for all Americans...

It's a topic we’ve all heard a lot about lately. In fact, in every national poll taken over the last several years, 'healthcare' is the number one social and political issue on the minds of Americans. Now consistently in opinion polls, over 70% of Americans want tax-funded “Medicare-for-all.” Less and less a liberal or conservative issue, this demonstration of broad support indicates that the issue of healthcare is just simply an American issue—and Americans are ready for a change!

But to be effective change agents we not only need to become activists, we also need to be able to articulate our message . We have to know what we are talking about.

This book will give you the information you need to know.

What can we do?

If you are reading this book, chances are you're interested in participating in some type of healthcare activism or advocacy . This is the kind of injustice that exists in America and nowhere else outside of poor or developing countries:

America's Shame

The people in the video below are Americans waiting to see doctors or dentists in a free mobile clinic in Wise County, VA. For one weekend each year, physicians, dentists, and nurses volunteer their time to see patients who wouldn't otherwise be able to access care. For most of the community-based patients it's their only chance to get any form of healthcare at all, even though the United States is the wealthiest country in the world. No citizens in the other 34 OECD countries with universal healthcare must reduce themselves to go begging for essential medical treatments — only Americans.