Guest speaker to address Medicare-For-All at DCQC January meeting

Cindy Mayron

Andrea Witte will speak about Medicare-For-All at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 20, 3:00 p.m., at the Kino Center Ocotillo Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Andrea Witte (pronounced like “witty”) has run her own graphic design business in Tucson for the last 24 years. Whether in her client work or her activist work, people say Andrea has a knack for taking mountains of complex information and making it simple, understandable and memorable. As a self-employed entrepreneur buying individual private health insurance, she watched her annual premiums on the same preferred Blue Cross policy skyrocket from $900 in 1995 to over $4,500 in 2009. Andrea knew she had to get politically involved to end these unsustainable rate hikes and other draconian health insurance practices. Like swallowing the red pill in the movie The Matrix, she quickly became enlightened to the corporate corruption that permeates every other industry and has hijacked our democracy. Andrea believes education is the key to winning the long game and motivating regular, busy folks to get beyond their fear, apathy and confusion to participate in our political process. That’s what Connect the Dots USA is all about — civics and policy basics to inoculate We the People against organized money’s propaganda.


Saves Lives, Saves Money, So Simple

Imagine the relief of not having to choose between paying your health insurance premium or paying your rent, between buying medicine or buying food and not having to worry about going bankrupt from a hospital stay or surprise bill from an out-of-network provider. And say goodbye to the maze of predatory, for-profit insurance premiums, deductibles, co-pays and medical bills. When your family needs healthcare, you simply go to nearly any doctor or hospital in the entire U.S. and it’s covered. That’s what Medicare-For-All is all about. It’s high time America joins the rest of the civilized world by guaranteeing healthcare as a basic human right, not a commodity to be rationed based on the size of one’s wallet. During this presentation, we’ll look at the advantages of two proposals to expand and enhance Medicare, answer the naysayers’ favorite challenge — “How are you going to pay for that?” — and show how 95% of Americans would see big savings under Medicare-For-All.

According to DCQC bylaws, at the annual January meeting a slate of Executive Board officers will be approved by membership.

The 2018 slate: President John Murphy, Vice President Carol Smith, Treasurer Bob Barrett, and Secretary Len Eaton.

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