If you watch TV or browse the internet today, there’s a decent chance you’ll see an ad from a health insurance or pharmaceutical company attacking Medicare for All.
And what I want to know is why?
Why when so many Americans are dying because of a lack of insurance and more cannot afford their prescriptions, are they spending so much money on ads attacking Medicare for All? And how much do they plan to spend?
So I wrote a letter to health insurance and pharmaceutical CEOs, asking them.
Dear Mr. Eyles and Mr. Ubl:
We pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and healthcare. While over 30,000 Americans die each year because they lack health insurance and one out of five Americans cannot afford the medicine prescribed by their doctors, the private healthcare industry made $100 billion in profits last year, not to make Americans well, but to make healthcare executives and wealthy stockholders richer and richer.
At a time when your profits are soaring, please tell me how many hundreds of millions of dollars the pharmaceutical industry and health insurance industry will be spending in advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions in opposition to Medicare for All.
Further, please explain to the American people why you believe it is more important to spend such an enormous sum of money on advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions than it is to make sure that no one in the wealthiest country in the world dies or goes bankrupt because they cannot afford to purchase life-saving prescription drugs or go to a doctor.
We should all be outraged at their spending during this process — and please know who they are trying to beat:
Not just me.
They are trying to beat us.
So please, co-sign my letter demanding answers. Use this link:
These groups are likely prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to stop us and our agenda. It’s outrageous.
Thank you for co-signing my letter, and I will let you know if they respond.