Mainers are dealing with a health care crisis. Those with health insurance are facing skyrocketing rates and less coverage. Tens of thousands of Mainers go without, because they cannot afford it or their employer does not offer it. We have to do something. It's time Health Care is treated as a human right.
The protection of all human rights is guided by a basic set of principles. We use these principles to describe what a healthcare system based on human rights must look like:
Workers in Vermont did just that. Our allies at the Vermont Workers Center built a movement called Health Care is a Human Right and have passed legislation to provide universal health care to all Vermonters. Check out this video to see how they did it.
Here, the Maine People's Alliance is partnering with the Maine AFL-CIO and the Maine State Nurses Association in launching our very own Health Care is a Human Right campaign. Stay tuned as we roll out our efforts state wide to build a movement for universal health care. We will need your help! Get in touch if you are excited to participate in this campaign. You can email our Health Care organizer Jennie Pirkl to get involved.
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