City Council passes resolution supporting Medicare for All Act of 2019

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The resolution to support the Medicare for All Act was one of the reasons Town Hall was packed for the City Council meeting last Wednesday night. Gadfly will spend 2-3 posts providing an overview of this resolution, which passed unanimously.

“This resolution is not about answering every question about how these programs are going to work. . . . We can’t continue to say people aren’t ready for a conversation. . . . This is a vote about understanding the magnitude of the issue, it’s a vote about showing the courage about where we’re going to go. . . . We need these conversations. . . . It’s about showing not just our leaders in Washington but also our community. . . . It’s about who we are as a city, about who we want to be, and about how we want to serve the citizens of Bethlehem.”

Councilman Reynolds, prime mover of the resolution
along with Councilman Colon

Medicare

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Richard Master, speaking for citizens’ groups in support of the resolution

to be continued . . .

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