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Politics and Health Care

We will achieve and maintain Improved Medicare for All via the leadership
of members of both major political parties in the U.S. Congress.

They will positively respond to the massive, monthly flood
of communications** by their informed constituents.


** 1) letters on most months and 2) on some months, letters and phone calls.

Initial Response       Long-Term Support       Political Reality: the Bottom-Line

Tip about long-term support: read about Australia, below.


Initial Response of Political Parties ...

to an overwhelming amount of input from citizens
about single-payer health care

Who among the major political parties will respond first?
Democrats are most likely going to be first
in responding positively, as explained here.

Which major political party will most likely respond first to the call from Americans about the need for national single-payer health care, Improved Medicare for All? (As soon as Americans are educated about it and are communicating in massive numbers, as per the campaign.)

That could be EITHER one of the major political parties.

Status in 2012: neither one of the United States' major political parties' platforms supports national single-payer health care, Improved Medicare for All.

However, ...

Although the support level has been relatively low in the U.S. Congress, we know that the small number of single-payer health care supporters in the U.S. House have historically been Democrats.

The Democratic Party will most likely respond first to the "call", when it occurs, (such as via the massive communications of the planned campaign) to support the establishment of national single-payer health care, Improved Medicare for All.

The Democratic Party will most likely respond to the calls for preserving Medicare and the Affordable Care Act during the time it takes Americans to educate themselves and each other to establish a dramatially expanded call for single-payer health care.

What about the Republican Party? A majority of Americans do not want Medicare to be turned over to health insurance companies to an even higher degree than previously, via a voucher system, which is a supported topic (titled "premium support model") via the Republican Party platform.

Note:
For-profit solutions had their chance for decades, as seen here. It didn't work; it was a failed experience.

Short-term conclusion:
To help get single-payer health care: elect Democrats as members of the U.S. Congress, as well as any member of the U.S. Congress of any party who is viewed as likely to do provide the common sense (positive) response to the will of the people.

Which major political party's candidate for U.S. President will most likely respond first to the call from Americans about the need for national single-payer health care, Improved Medicare for All?

Barack Obama.

( ... as soon as Americans are educated about it and are communicating in massive numbers, as per the campaign. That action is what he indicated clearly on 4/3/2007 is necessary for his support.)

Long-Term Support

A politically-neutral topic.

Americans citizens in all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts
… and the U.S. Representatives for those districts …
can keep in mind what the future will be like.

When single-payer health care is implemented and all Americans are accustomed to its benefits, the topic of maintaining universal health care (that is, national single-payer, Improved Medicare for All) will most likely be solidly supported by all major political parties.

The experiences of other countries indicate that it is political suicide for a politician to be against such a dramatic benefit for a countries' citizens and the country itself.

 From an American living and working in Australia:

The Australian universal health care system is now so popular that to attempt to eliminate it would be political suicide.

— from the testimonials of Americans who live and work all over the world (in OTHER free-market countries) that are posted at this website.

Political Realilty: The Bottom-Line

Basic Political Reality. U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators like to respond to the desires of their constituents.

That's the message that a number of their staff members told Bob when he delivered the advance notice in June 2007. That message was also emphasized by Barack Obama in 2007: on the 3rd of April at a New Hampshire meeting on the issue of health care.

As our education and communications campaign, Million Letters for Health Care, launches and then ramps up in the number of participants, the members of the U.S. Congress will definitely know what Americans' desire is for health care!

Possible Losses for the Political Resuts. Via our personally-delivered notice, all 435 U.S. Representatives and all 100 U.S. Senators were told in advance about the campaign. That was in June 2007 with a follow-up to some in November 2007 and they will be receiving a reminder. As our power of the people regarding health care gets stronger and stronger, they need to respond. The politicians who do not respond quickly and strongly along the way may lose during an upcoming election.

Possible Gain for a Third Party. If neither of the major political parties responds in a strongly positive manner as more and more Americans both learn about Improved Medicare for All, then there could be a significant opening for a third party during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle.

 

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  We, as informed, petitioning voters,  
  expect support from our political leaders
regarding universal health care, Medicare for All.

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