|Socialist Party on Health Care
In order to promote a vision of, and program for, free and
comprehensive health care for all, the National Committee of the
Socialist Party USA has initiated a national campaign for socialized
stands for a socialized health care system based on
universal coverage, salaried doctors and health care workers, and
revenue derived from a steeply graduated income tax.
critical support to the demand for the immediate abolition of all
private health insurance companies through
|Socialist Party Healthcare Resources:
SP Healthcare Organizing Handbook click
Obama's Healthcare Summit
Vote No on Obama-care! Healthcare is Our
Human Right! read
statement or download
The Hyde Amendment and Obama’s Health Care Bill: Two Wrongs Make
a Disaster for Abortion Rights read
statement or download
|the creation of a
single-payer health system. We see single-payer as an important step in
the direction of a fully socialized national health program with full
standard and alternative medical, dental, vision, and mental health
coverage for all. This system would be publicly funded through
progressive taxation and controlled by demo-cratically elected
assemblies of health care workers and patients. The National Health
Program should improve, and replace, Medicare and Medicaid.
want a health care system that:
patients’ privacy and gives special attention to the needs
of people with physical or mental disabilities.
treatment and research unimpaired by sexism, racism, or
comprehensive standard and alternative medical, dental, vision,
and mental health coverage for all.
publicly funded through progressive taxation
by democratically elected assemblies of health care
workers and patients.
funding for AIDS research, prevention, and treatment.
ownership and worker and community control of the
to help prevent drug addiction and for voluntary
treatment programs for addicts and alcoholics and for the availability
of free, sterile needles for those still using IV drugs.
funding to community mental health services so that
low-cost and no-cost treatment is available on a voluntary basis, with
clients’ rights respected. (We oppose involuntary incarceration for
treatment without due process).
|Socialized Healthcare Committee
The Socialist Party has created the Socialized Healthcare Committee as
a way for local and state organizations, as well as at-large
organizers, to coordinate their activities and share ideas and
strategies in our campaign for socialized healthcare. To join the
committee contact the National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "Socialized Healthcare Committee".
work. Make a contribution to the Socialist Party USA (click here)