May Day or International Workers’ Day, commemorating the historic struggles of the workers and the labour movement is observed on the 1st day of May every year.
Mayday is also an international distress signal used to communicate a life-threatening emergency – could not be more appropriate with the pressing issue at hand!
According to a COVID estimate millions will suffer financial hardship, live sicker, and die younger because they lack health insurance.
It’s now more than ever that May Day should also mark the beginning of “Insure the Uninsured.” “Insure the Uninsured” should hope to galvanize thousands of individuals and organizations to raise awareness about the problems facing Indians without health insurance. The government must understand that lack of sufficient health care is the most significant threat to our economic security.
The health care system in our country is broken and represents a life-threatening emergency for the millions of Indians and for our economy. Today, Nine out of ten individuals are without health insurance and risk economic hardship in an already worsening national and global economy. We do hope that the people and the government will pay more attention to meeting this critical need.