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This is how I’m convincing Americans to fight for free healthcare

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25.06.2019

As a British nurse, over the last year I have built links with American nurses who are leading the fight to establish Medicare For All in the USA. As we have shared experiences about the profession we love, I have been shocked by the horror stories from my US counterparts. The Americans don't have a healthcare system, they have a rolling healthcare crisis.

Despite spending more money than any other country, millions of people in the US have no access to healthcare. Millions more have inadequate health insurance that could never actually cover their medical bills. One third of all fundraisers on GoFundMe are to pay for medical costs.

Behind each statistic is a human being - with a family, friends and dashed hopes for the future. Take Josiah, a young man in his twenties who had Chromes disease. Having graduated from university, he had a huge student debt to repay. His health insurance plan had very high deductables, meaning that he had to choose between defaulting on his student loan repayment and paying for a screening for his illness. He chose to keep up his student loan repayments and delayed getting a health screening that could have saved his life. At 29, he was diagnosed with stage........

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