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Which side are you on, Representative Anna Eshoo?

by Stanley Sokolow
US Representative Anna Eshoo (north Santa Cruz County and SF Peninsula) received over $1 million in contributions from Pharma, Healthcare providers, and investors since 2013. She chairs the Subcommittee on Health. She told falsehoods about single-payer healthcare at her recent town hall, so she cannot be trusted to give the Medicare for All bill fair consideration.
Since 2013, our U.S. House Representative Anna Eshoo has received over $1 million in campaign contributions from Pharma/Health Products, Health Professionals, and Investment industries, with more than half from the Pharma and Health industries. They have consistently been her top contributors.

Eshoo is currently chair of the House Subcommittee on Health, and as such she’ll control the hearings on the healthcare insurance bills, including Medicare for All (Jayapal). At her recent town hall, she told constituents that there are many Medicare for All bills, but there's only one with that title. Others have misleadingly similar titles but are not single-payer enhanced Medicare for All. She said that the Jayapal bill would make all doctors and nurses be federal employees, which is blatantly false. She said if we don't believe her, we should read the bill. I’ve read the bill.

Eshoo clearly is biased against eliminating for-profit insurance companies from our healthcare system and replacing them with a non-profit federal system. which is what the Jayapal bill would do. In light of her dependence upon for-profit Pharma/Health Products and Health Professionals industries for most of her contributions, do you think that any amount of cajoling will influence her bias against single-payer healthcare insurance?

You can read about the bills here:

You can let her know what you think about her bias and that you support the Jayapal Medicare for All bill. Contact her office at .
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