Regional Vice Chair & Communciations Director at Democrats Abroad

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  • published DA Aghanistan Intro in News 2018-09-21 05:22:30 -0400

    DA Aghanistan Intro

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    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Afghanistan!

    We invite Americans living in Afghanistan to get involved with DA AF,  the official country committee for US Democrats living here. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - and if you're interested in putting on an event yourself or helping to get out the vote, please do get in touch with Kat Allikian, RVC for Asia-Pacific (rvc-ap@democratsabroad.org), who will help you coordinate and promote the activity. 


  • published Edmonton in Chapters 2018-06-21 13:05:26 -0400

  • tagged Robert Kerr's More than 50 years of great coverage in Israel #DAresists #Medicare4all with approved 2017-09-21 05:17:14 -0400

    More than 50 years of great coverage in Israel #DAresists #Medicare4all

    I am happy to share my story. I have lived in Israel 48 years counting my 1st year when I came on Sherut La'am in '65-'66. From the beginning, whenever I had health care needs they were taken care of by the Israel healthcare system. My anemia was properly treated enabling me to have children. Maternal and child health was marvelous! Hospitalization was covered. Child and adult immunizations were and are covered. As my children got older 2 of them developed mental illnesses. Thanks to our system, both of them are being treated. It allows them to work and be self supporting and pay taxes and have full lives. Two of my children have attended university. Again it is due to our government subsidizing higher education and making it affordable. They work part time and I have been able to swing the rest. My husband developed cancer in 1999. My only out of pocket expenses came to $35 a month. Even on my nurses' salary I could manage that and keep the family supported. Now I am retired. I became ill with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis 2 years ago. From the beginning from diagnosis to care I have been able to afford to buy medications and eat. The state provided me with a caretaker for 8 months of that first year until I could manage to take care of myself. There is always room for improvement in any system, but I am so grateful to be here in Israel and not in the US. I vote absentee in Texas, Federal offices only. I write my senators and representative all the time but needless to say they are Republicans and really do not care what happens to people. Still all the rest of my family is in Texas so I keep writing. Wishing all of you a Shana Tova u'metuka. Sincerely, Shoshana Katz


  • tagged Robert Kerr's Perspective from Malaysia #DAresists #Medicare4all with approved 2017-09-21 05:16:47 -0400

    Perspective from Malaysia #DAresists #Medicare4all

    I support Universal Health Care for the sole reason so that everyone has health insurance coverage and that is affordable. We are from New Jersey and have been living in Malaysia for the past eight years and both me and my wife are 100% covered here with the cost of medical care, which is 1/4 th compared to the USA. Americans need affordable health insurances for poor, rich and for all segments of the population. We are against the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill! Looking for a better America for all. Ken Chakravarti


  • Perspective on mental health coverage from Oxford, England #DAresists #Medicare4all

    Universal health care, free at the point of access, is one of the many reasons I have enjoyed living in the United Kingdom and am ambivalent about returning to the United States. This is not only because I have personally benefitted from the NHS, but also because of what it says about society in the UK: as compassionate, empathic human beings, we do not tolerate the suffering of those around us. Having spent six years for graduate studies in Oxford, this compassion manifested most explicitly with the homeless. Beyond the mental illnesses that often go undiagnosed and therefore untreated, universal health care meant that those most in need received proper medical attention. Often, this meant that the NHS would arrive with an ambulance and paramedics to treat an individual on the street or transport them to a hospital. The fact that this occurrence was not out of the ordinary in the UK makes this extraordinary. Universal health care is most important for the compassion of society that it demonstrates. Vassili Bazinas PhD Candidate Department of Economics


Regional Vice Chair & Communciations Director at Democrats Abroad