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For health care, the solution is a universal "Everybody In and Nobody Out" national health insurance.

We call this improved "Medicare for All."

- Dr. Margaret Flowers

In the 21st century, our security and well being depends on the well being of everyone else on this planet as well as on the health of the planet itself.
An important way to manifest this caring is through a Global Marshall Plan that would dedicate 1-2% of the U.S. annual Gross Domestic Product each year for the next twenty years to eliminate domestic and global poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate education, and inadequate health care and repair damage done to the environment by 150 years of ecologically irresponsible forms of industrialization and “modernization” throughout much of the world.

We support a Global Marshall Plan that includes

  • Participation in planning and fund-distribution decisions by the recipient countries’ most talented and ethically sensitive leaders as well as activists from local communities representing the poor and outstanding figures in the ethical, cultural, religious and non-profit sectors of the relevant societies.
  • Methods for ensuring that the monies are used in the most effective, environmentally sustainable and culturally sensitive ways.
  • Safeguards to guarantee that the monies are not siphoned off by governments or local elites or primarily for creating the infrastructure for large corporations, but actually reach the people in need.
  • Amending all existing and future trade agreements to ensure that they serve the economic well-being of the poor and not just the interests of the wealthy nations or local elites in countries with high levels of poverty.
  • Retraining the military to build and rebuild vital infrastructure.
  • Global leadership by the United States to start this effort and encourage other advanced industrial societies to join the plan.

We approach this initiative with a spirit of humility, not only because of the legacy of colonialism and self-interested Western trade policies which contributed to the underdevelopment in poor countries, but because we can learn much from the cultures and spiritual heritage of other societies—recognizing that their economic poverty does not signify a poverty of wisdom. Generosity of spirit as well as financial generosity are an integral part of our Global Marshall Plan , which we affirm not only because it is a central component in any rational plan to achieve “homeland security,” but also because it reflects our commitment to recognize every human being on this planet as equally valuable and deserving of care.

The NSP’s Global Marshall Plan is a strategy for real homeland security.

Health Care for All News from the Tikkun Daily Blog

Warren Blumenfeld: One Year Sick & Then Not: On the Social Construction of Homosexuality as “Disease”In a piece written in honor of LGBTIQ Pride Month, Blumenfeld recalls an moment in the Gay Rights movement. In the past century, some members of the scientific community viewed people attracted to the …
Allen L. Roland: Band of Brothers: Healing Wounded Hearts by Finding the Light WithinThe keys to the magic kingdom of the soul as well as soul retrieval is gratefulness, and gratefulness and eventually forgiveness ends with our self. Each one of the participants included in this artic …
Cat Zavis: Channeling Our Passions Into Effective ActionAs with any movement, it's important to glean wisdom and turn to those who are leaders in their own right for inspiration. The speakers in this series offered a profound sense of hope as well as …