Communist Party USA

  The following proposal, “Clarifying and Strengthening the Party’s Program,” was made by the West Philadelphia Club and adopted for discussion by the National Board, CPUSA. Party Program — Current position on healthcare Despite the central importance of healthcare in the lives of every individual, but in particular those of the working class, the current Party Program does not contain a detailed analysis of the current state of healthcare in the United States, with varied mentions of “universal healthcare” and “healthcare for all” and only a single, short section dedicated to healthcare. In the section titled “Health Care Struggles,” the Program correctly outlines “U.S. capitalism’s aversion to ensuring health care as a human right” and expands on the various challenges that working people face, particularly before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Program also notes the growing support for more comprehensive healthcare reform in the face of these…

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A proposal on healthcare: Strengthening the Party’s program