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March 2017

Green Party to Sen. Bernie Sanders: Introduce Single-Payer / Medicare For All in your Senate bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders called on Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.-Ind.) to introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate for Single-Payer national health care (Medicare For All) and to drop the idea of legislation for a public option to be incorporated into the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Green Party, which endorses Medicare For All in its national platform, supports House Bill 676 and said that a parallel bill for Medicare For All must be introduced in the the U.S. Senate.

Green Party of Ohio: Single Payer Is The Solution

Cleveland OH:    The Green Party of Ohio has observed with interest the false "debate" that has occurred in Washington DC and in statehouses around the country.   
We realize that the "Affordable Care Act", better known as Obamacare, is a flawed law that has never lived up to the promises the Democratic Party talked about during its passage.   
The Republican plan, recently withdrawn by the US House leadership, is equally flawed.  Neither plan addresses the basic problem in the US healthcare system, the fact that our system, as presently constituted, contains a profit motive.   Insurance companies, far from acting in the best interests of their customers, have acted, and will continue to act, with shareholder and management profit in mind. 

Green Party congratulates Mark Webber and Cheri Honkala on the opening of his film "Flesh and Blood"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated filmmaker Mark Webber and his mother, Cheri Honkala, on the debut of his semi-autobiographical film "Flesh and Blood." The movie opened on March 11 to widespread praise from critics and audiences.

Green Party calls Trump "criminally negligent" for reckless policies as the climate crisis worsens

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders spoke out today about the environmental and public health threat posed by the Trump Administration's reckless industry-friendly actions, including attacks on regulations and Scott Pruitt's appointment to head the EPA. The Green Party has endorsed upcoming marches for environmental and climate justice, including the March for Science, April 22 in Washington DC; the People's Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate, April 29 in Washington DC; and satellite climate marches throughout the U.S.

Greens are continuing to promote the Green New Deal as an alternative to regressive Republican and compromised Democratic policies.