Received this e-mail from ALS and health care activist, Ady Barkan, on behalf of the group, Progress America:
Last year, I launched a series of interviews with Democratic candidates for president called Uncovered because I felt the debates weren’t giving enough airtime to the life-or-death issue of health care.
I had deeply personal conversations with candidates including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Julian Castro. And although we didn't always see eye-to-eye, we all agreed that it's time to change our broken health care system.
Now, I’m excited to announce that I will be sitting down with the presumptive nominee Joe Biden to ask him the tough questions on health care that voters deserve to ask.
COVID-19 has exposed how badly we need real health care reform.
Over 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began. Many of them are losing their health insurance because we as a country decided to tie it to employment. And with the news that hospitalized coronavirus patients are being discharged with bills in excess of a million dollars, it’s clear that this system is unsustainable at best and deadly at worst.
It’s more important than ever we take real steps toward health care reform and know what Joe Biden’s plan is to do that.
I’m planning on asking Joe to share his personal and powerful health care story and explain his vision for health care in America. There are tough, important questions we need to discuss if we want to truly create a future where health care is treated as a human right.
All of us at Be A Hero will review your questions, and we’ll include as many of them as possible.
Thank you for being a part of this,