PRESS RELEASE: Grassroots Coalition Vastly Expands Membership as Political Threats to Medicare & Private Insurance Continue to Increase

ALEXANDRIA, VA, ‪June 25, 2019 – The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine (CASM) today announced that has tripled in size since launched by the nation’s leading free market advocacy organizations. Led by the American Conservative Union (ACU), CASM was established to address the increasing public policy threats to America’s market-oriented healthcare system and government sponsored programs such as Medicare.  

“We are proud to stand with all organizations and individuals defending America’s patients, seniors and families against disastrous socialized healthcare proposals such as misleadingly-named ‘Medicare for All’ and other market-distorting policies,” said Marc Palazzo, CASM’s Executive Director. “CASM has already tripled in membership, and we expect continued growth moving forward in view of the threats that a one-size-fits-all government-run healthcare system poses for the American people.”

Newest members include: Americans for a Balanced Budget, Capitol Allies, the Center for a Free Economy, the Center for Individual Freedom, the Center for Innovation and Free Enterprise, Conservatives for Property Rights, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, Frontiers of Freedom, the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Independent Women’s Forum, Independent Women’s Voice, the Institute for Liberty, Less Government, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity. These organizations join the coalition’s original eight members, which include: American Commitment, the American Conservative Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Club for Growth, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, and the National Taxpayers Union.

“From the elimination of Medicare and private health insurance, to placing healthcare decision-making in the hands of bureaucrats and unelected boards, the more voters find out about how socialized medicine proposals impact them from a quality of life and economic perspective, the more quickly they are rising up to oppose them,” continued Palazzo.

Learn more about CASM and how to take action by visiting: Follow CASM on Twitter at @SayNo2SocialMed. For media inquiries, please call ‪(202) 594-8859 or email CASM Executive Director Marc Palazzo at