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A Letter from President Carter to The Sanders Institute Gathering

Senior Policy Advisor for the Carter Center, Karin Ryan, reads a letter to Jane O'Meara Sanders and David Driscoll supporting the Gathering. She reads: "I send my best wishes for a successful conference. It is gratifying to know you have brought together some of the world’s eminent experts to generate new ideas and action strategies to advance human well-being… We must build a world together that rests firmly on a foundation of the enduring principles found in the Declaration of Human Rights. That every person is equal in dignity and rights and that we can face every challenge and solve the most intractable problems, as long as we stay true to this universal creed. Rosalynn joins me in sending our best wishes for success in your efforts.”

Medicare For All - I like it! How do we pay for it?

Sanders Institute Fellows Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings from Robert Pollin’s recent study, Economic Analysis of Medicare for All at the Sanders Institute Gathering. Pollin and his co-authors find that “on balance you have a system that delivers decent high-quality health care for everybody. Nobody ever has to worry, nobody has to go bankrupt, nobody has to fear about not being able to get care. All of that goes away, and we end up still saving a little less than 10% relative to what we pay now. That’s the core of Medicare For All.”

Sanders Institute Program Highlights

The Sanders Institute has accomplished a lot in the last 18 months. This is a sample of some of our biggest projects.

SI Deck Slide 50

How We Win Medicare For All

The voices of the nurses of our country are important. They care for patients in their greatest time of need. As the healing hands at the bedside, they have been the consistent witnesses to the inequality of our current health care system. They bear witness to the need for systemic change. They believe as we all do that our collective activism is the catalyst for change.

In this panel at the Sanders Institute Gathering, National Nurses United brought together experts on how we can achieve Medicare for All.

Jeffrey Sachs: Ending child poverty is within reach

Children are not only our most precious possession but also our most fragile. This may not seem correct: we are reminded constantly of the indomitable human spirit, of children rising from great poverty and hardship to the greatest heights of success. Such examples warm our hearts and yet mislead our judgment. Countless children suffer lifetimes of difficulty as the result of early childhood poverty, and millions worldwide die each year because their families are too poor to keep them alive.

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