As of 2022, there are so many resources supporting Single Payer, Medicare for All and helping people advocate for it, that it becomes somewhat bewildering. We have a small list below, plus made one whole page to list allied organizations, many of which have documents and presentations that they make freely available. The resources here are not exhaustive, but represent materials that Leagues made or have found helpful. If you would like to suggest additions (or subtractions), please contact the LWV Google Group, Health Care Reform for the U.S. (HCR4US).
DOCUMENTARIES/MOVIES—BOOKS—SONGS—HANDOUTS—POWERPOINTS TOOLKITS—ALLIES (ORGANIZATIONS)
- The first six “FIXIT” documentaries can be found at https://fixithealthcare.com/. The FIXIT movies have extensive (and useful) footnotes, available at https://fixithealthcare.com/about/movie-footnotes/
- FIXIT Healthcare at the Tipping Point
- Big Pharma – Market Failure
- Canadian Health – Debunking the Myths
- Big Money Agenda – Democracy on the Brink
- Medicare for All – How Do We Pay for It?
- Medicare for All – Uncovering the Truth
- “The Healthcare Movie” –http://thehealthcaremovie.net/home/
- “The Time is Now – Healthcare for Everybody” – facebook.com/NowistheTimeMovie/
- “InHospitable” – compelling story of profit-first tactics of so-called non-profit community hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Sq_IozI08
- “Find the Common Ground”, Ed Weisbart, MD, a speaker and instructor for Physicians for a National Health Program, spoke to LWV HCR4US on June 16, 2020, about how to tailor your communication to a conservative audience, whether one person or a room-full. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ph95zfRvE4&feature=emb_logo
- “Progressive Persuasions: Speaking Beyond the Choir”, Ed Weisbart, MD, PNHP-MO, Webinar (playback)
- “Medicare for All Means Choice”, Abdul El-Sayed, MD
- Cartoons from Healthy California Campaign–We have permission to share these “schoolhouse rock” type animations freely, or modify to represent your state. “The Middleman”, “Better than Before”, “Less” , “Piece of Legislation”.
- Public Service message for Medicare for All, “Harvey & Laverne” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxGrDqygLUw. Using a formula from prior anti-Medicare for All campaigns in the 1990s (Harry and Louise), a young couple goes through the unfavorable myths about M4A, one by one. See the paperwork in the foreground of the picture (above)? Guess where it ends up.
- Classic public service message on “the single, most powerful concept Public Health has to offer” from WHO, the World Health Organization: “Universal Health Coverage: Right, Smart, and Overdue.” (2.5 minutes) Watch on YouTube.
- Save Medicare Act (HR732/ 2023) Infomercial by Reps Pocan (WI), Khanna (CA), & Schakowsky (IL) “don’t call 800-anything!” (link to download 5MB 1.5 minutes mp4)
- See what’s posted at the LWV Health Care Reform YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LWVHealthCareReform
Click a book cover to visit book description page.
Roll, Justice, Roll, by Zach Thomas, w/ help from George Bohmfalk
Sung by Caldwell Presbyterian Church – Lyrics (in pdf) – Video version on HCR4US Youtube
Healthcare for All (Every Woman, Child, and Man) by Wickline Family and Friends
HANDOUTS & CHEAT SHEETS
(some documents in Word format as well as pdf so you can edit them more easily for your needs)
- From LWV-La Plata County (CO)
- Twelve-page booklet “Achieving Affordable, Accessible & Equitable Quality Healthcare for Every American.” In color, for printing front and back, collated. LaPlata_lwv-healthcare-booklet-2022.pdf
- From LWV-AZ (NW Maricopa County)
- Tri-fold brochure “Improved and Expanded Medicare for All FACTS”, outside/front and back and inside.
- Q-and-A Handbook, “Facts vs. Myths for a Better Understanding of Medicare for All, Problems, Solutions, and How YOU Fit In,” 4-20-19 (21 pages)
- Comparison Sheet “Single Payer/Medicare for All vs. Public Options”
- “How Will Single Payer/Medicare for All be Paid For?”
- Professional tri-fold brochure for the movie “Big Money Agenda: Democracy on the Brink” from the producers of FIXIT, https://fixithealthcare.com/
- Poster from Dr. Marc Sapir of “Mad as Hell Doctors”, HR 1384, Fact check the truth”.
- From LWV-MA (in conjunction with Western Mass Medicare for All) “What is Single Payer?” (Printed so it can be folded in 4)
- From Public Citizen https://www.citizen.org/topic/health-care/ “Single Payer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s”
- Bookmark HCR4US: Have a local copy shop print up this two-sided bookmark using these pdfs for front and back
- Resource list from Maureen Cruise (CA Nurses Assoc., LA Chapter Health Care for All, AllCare Alliance, LA Health Care Coalition) July 2019, Some overlap with this listing, a few new items, fits on one 2-sided page.
- Comparison Chart for COVID19 from PNHP, Medicare for All vs. the Status Quo
- Poster from Mad4MedicareAds
- Improved Medicare for All” sticker template
- Medicare for All wallet-card front & Back. (This card, based on a card from CA, was for a bill that died in committee. It’s still a good idea, and not too hard to make for other states or other bills.)
- This PNHP card for a national program will be useful in the other 49 states.
PRESENTATION VIDEOS (to share)
- PLACE HOLDER FOR LONG VERSION OF HOW PRIVATE EQUITY MAKE SICKER
- LONG VERSION OF PNHP DATA UPDATE
PRESENTATION POWERPOINTS (to share)
- “Creating a Colorado-owned Health Care Plan,” by Jeanne Nicholson, RN, MS. using the principles of “loss aversion” (from Ed Weisbart, “Speaking beyond the choir” above) to craft the powerpoint
- “Privatizing and Unprivatizing Medicaid”–from One Payer States, adapted by Pearson
- America’s Choices for Healthcare – “Myths vs. Facts” LWVAZ NW Maricopa Co.
- PowerPoint: LWV_NWMC_I-M4A_Q&A_Myths_v_Facts.pptx
- Presentation on Health Care Racial Disparities by David Williams (Harvard School of Public Health)
- Short PowerPoint from PNHP (selection of 20 slides) “Persistent Racial Disparities”
- “Why Physicians Like Medicare for All” (Short PowerPoint – 8 slides) from PNHP
- COVID19 and Medicare for All slide set by SNaHP (Students for a National Health Plan)
- Marc Sapir, MD, MPH speaks out against Medicare Advantage
- “Soup to Nuts” from LWV Metro-Phoenix – a little old, but starts with good tips for preparing for the presentation.
- “How to Persuade the American Public”, (PowerPoint) Jeanne Nicholson, RN, of OnePayerStates.org, provides a reminder to keep the values of our audience in mind when presenting the case for Single Payer/Medicare for All.
MATERIALS FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE AND RACIAL DISPARITIES
- Congressional support letter from minority-led organizations (for use as template).
TOOLKITS (and Other)
- Organizing “Tool Kit” for Activists – Steps to Pass a Municipal or Town Resolution in Support of Improved Medicare for All
- Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) 2020 Kitchen Table Campaign
- Don McCanne “Quote of the Day” , now called the “Health Justice Monitor,” with an expanded editorial board (Jim Kahn, Steffie Woolhandler, David Himmelstein, Adam Gaffney, Eagan Kemp and others). You can subscribe and also view the archive at the link.
- Find reports of surveys done to probe attitudes and experiences around healthcare (in “Get Involved > Practice Listening“)
The websites of these organizations have particularly rich treasures for the activist. Check ‘em out.
- The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, www.kff.org
- Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP), https://pnhp.org/
- Commonwealth Fund, CommonwealthFund.org
- Healthcare-Now!, Healthcare-NOW.org
- One Payer States http://onepayerstates.org/
- Business for Medicare for All https://www.businessformedicareforall.org/
- Health Over Profit (HOPE) – http://www.healthoverprofit.org
- Public Citizen – https://www.citizen.org/case-for-medicare-for-all
- National Nurses United – www.nationalnursesunited.org/medicare-for-all