Michigan for Single Payer Healthcare
"Everybody In, Nobody Out"
Single-Payer Universal Healthcare, also called "Medicare for All," means a healthcare system in which providers are reimbursed by a single, public funding source.
Michigan for Single Payer is fighting for Single-Payer Healthcare for all Michiganders.
Sign the online
Medicare for All Petition
(for anyone in Michigan)
In addition to the online petition, we also have a template for 8 1/2" x 14" (legal size) paper petitions that you can print yourself (or through a local printer) and circulate at in-person gatherings. We will be presenting these signatures to public officials so that they can see the level of support and interest in Medicare for All in Michigan. We want our federal legislators to support the Medicare for All Acts in both the House and Senate and we are asking state and local officials to consider passing resolutions in support of Medicare for All.
If interested in gathering signatures on our behalf, please use this template to print the petitions as you need them. You can also request paper petitions from us but we ask for a small donation to defray our expenses. Email us at email@example.com for details.
Watch the First Town Hall on MICare
State Representative Carrie Rheingans (HD-47) introduced MICare on June 30 and on August 14 held the first of many more planned town halls across Michigan. She is joined by U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a longtime healthcare advocate. The recorded livestream is available here.
MICare seeks to establish a state-based single-payer system for health care in Michigan. It would provide universal access and ultimately save costs by eliminating the onerous bulk of for-profit insurance and the staff required by hospitals and clinics to negotiate medical payments.
During the town hall, Rep. Rheingans explained her proposed legislation and the hurdles that stand in the way. She expects to develop the bill more after taking in the public's feedback and holding committee hearings in the legislature. She also explained the changes necessary at the federal and state levels to pave the way for MICare.
Michigan for Single Payer Healthcare is excited to see this legislation introduced and will be following its progress closely.