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A polite, firm request for Medicare for all

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Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan) has introduced bill HR 676, which would create a national Medicare-for-all comprehensive health care system in the United States, as the rest of the modern nations have and have had for decades. Establishing a comprehensive, national health care system was a demand in the terms of surrender by the allies against defeated Germany and Japan after WWII. They did so, and both now have some of the best health outcomes in the world, with Japan having the healthiest population and greatest longevity.

America deserves the same, and it's long overdue.

A majority of all House Democrats and 26 from California have co-sponsored this essential legislation that is the solution that has proved workable and sustainable throughout the rest of the civilized nations for decades.

One who has not, so far, is our representative, Salud Carbajal. Call his local office: (888) 202-8934, write a letter to him, send an email. Explain why he should join his colleagues in co-sponsoring and supporting this integral legislation as his constituents declare.

Be polite, but firm.

Joseph Rank

Grover Beach

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