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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Launches Medicare For All Advocacy Group

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Launches Medicare For All Advocacy Group
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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (Hayley Munguia/SCNG) Mayor Robert Garcia said Thursday, Sept. 10, he and the mayor of Oakland have created an organization to promote Medicare for All in the country as a whole. The announcement was in the form of a press release out of Garcia’s office. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff is partnering with Garcia to create Mayors for Medicare for All (Mayors 4 Medicare). One of the group’s goals, according to the release, is to have a resolution of support in front of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to be adopted as a policy position of that group. The aim is to sign up more than 100 mayors by the end of the year. “Health care is a human right,” Garcia said in the release. “I’ve been supporting a single payer system in our state for many years because of the millions of people uninsured or underinsured. It’s time for Medicare for All.” The organization supports Medicare for All legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. A single-payer health care system would cover all Americans, including vision, dental, hearing, prescription drugs, mental health care and more. The release goes on to say the […]

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