Single Payer

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The Health Care section of the Platform of the Green Party opens with the following statement.

The Green Party supports single-payer universal health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege.

Our current health care system lets tens of thousands of people die each year by excluding them from adequate care, while its exorbitant costs are crippling our economy. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health care system.

Below are articles and press releases detailing support for single payer from the national, state & local parties, and our candidates.


 

  • Opposes Halt to Gas Tax or Criminal Justice Reform, Opposes Public Funds for Buffalo Sports Stadium

ALBANY, NY – The Green Party of New York today said that the accelerating climate crisis calls for the state to enact the Green New Deal as part of this year's state budget, with at least $30 billion devoted to the state building out renewables and enactment of an economic bill of rights including universal single payer health care, a guaranteed living wage job and income, universal child care, affordable housing and tuition-free public education from pre-K through college.


SACRAMENTO, CA - February 3, 2022 — Despite the Democratic Party’s super-majorities in both houses of the legislature, CalCare (AB 1400), the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, was pulled on Monday, January 31, just before the Assembly floor vote, by its primary author, Assemblymember Ash Kalra.

He cited the need to gather more support from Democratic Assemblymembers as the reason, but his action denied voters the opportunity to learn where their representatives stand on the bill.


URGENT CALL TO ACTION - two important bills need YOUR help

Your engagement — at whatever level you are able — can make a big difference in healthcare right now! California can lead the nation by greatly improving the state’s healthcare system. Finally, there are bills in the California legislature that will both implement and fund CalCare. We hope you are able to add your voice to push Sacramento. Please act NOW!


  • What did not make the COP-Out 26 report

1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation. consortiumnews.com

2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies." UN.org; commondreams.org


EATTLE – The most direct path to universal healthcare in Washington state is by putting it on the ballot and passing it through a vote of the people. All it takes is 400,000 signatures, collected in 2022!

In order to collect these signatures, Whole Washington is recruiting Signature Captains – people who are willing to step up and collect just 13 signatures a week from May-December, either by themselves or with a small team.


SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA – There are 14 days to help pass Single-Payer Health Insurance in Massachusetts. This is the year when we can make this happen.

The Green-Rainbow Party is a strong advocate for health care for everyone. To our shame, among the 15 high-income countries, the United States ranks last in health care overall, despite spending far more of its gross domestic product on health care. Rather than wait for the federal government to pass a real single-payer bill, the GRP has joined the MASS-Care Coalition to support An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts.


  • San José City Hall Rotunda, Sunday, September 19, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SAN JOSÉ, CA – Join Santa Clara Greens and our partners, the San Jose Peace & Justice Centerand the Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition, at the Viva Calle San José event on Sunday Sept 19, 10 am – 3 pm and enjoy a day of cycling, fun and community.


Green Party of New York Co-Chair, Gloria Mattera, addresses M4M4ALL crowd outside NYC City Hall on Saturday, July24, 2021.

Listen to Gloria explain what Health Justice is about and how important it is for Congress to pass H.R. 1976.


Yesterday, Greens across the country joined or co-organized events to support the grassroots #M4M4ALL day of action.

No other national political party matches our commitment to healthcare as a human right. Improved, expanded Medicare-For-All has been in our platform for decades.

Candidates and elected officials in the corporate-dominated parties flirt with supporting Medicare-For-All, then back-peddle once elected, or once it comes up for a legitimate vote.


  • GPNJ Co-Sponsors national March For Medicare For All #M4M4ALL this Saturday, July 24!

TRENTON, NJ – We hope you are all staying safe while enjoying the summer! We've had a productive July so far with the Green Party US ANM last week, supporting our campaigns as they organize for this fall, the YES-Young EcoSocialists Caucus featured our Lt. Governor Candidate Heather Warburton and our Elections Committee held a meeting with independent candidates running this fall in New Jersey that are considering joining us! We have a few urgent events to alert you all to about with this Saturday's March For Medicare For All which we have co-sponsored! Our next State Meeting is this Sunday and we are hosting our first in person Potluck Picnic for everyone Aug 1!