Ady Barkan

Ady Barkan

Ady Barkan, dying of ALS, is a healthcare activist and Medicare for All proponent from California and co-founder of Be a Hero which led the charge against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Follow him on Twitter: @AdyBarkan

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an event to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13, 2017. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Views
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Medicare for All Will Take a Movement, Not a Politician
Let's start with the obvious: We know it's unusual for us to write this piece together. We are two Medicare for All movement leaders—one who endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders and one who endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren. Supporters of opposing campaigns, even within the same party, feel passionately...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
I'm Dying From ALS and Here's My Message: No More Half Measures. Only Medicare for All
Note: Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the U.S. House Committee on Rules regarding Rep. Pramila Jayapal's bill to establish a single-payer Medicare for All health care system in the United States, dying healthcare activist Ady Barkan released the following prepared remarks. Owing to the advanced...
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