In the midst of the euphoria over the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, it's easy to forget how frustrating it is that the law requires individuals to purchase health insurance but does not include an option for them to purchase public health insurance.

That is not to say we would be better off without the Affordable Care Act—far from it. This is simply a reminder that the fight to improve the bill goes on.

This week at Daily Kos we endorsed five new candidates. All five are in battleground House districts held by Republicans, and all five are on record in favor of "The Medicare You Can Buy Into Act," which would allow all citizens or permanent residents of the United States to buy into Medicare. Here is how they all responded when we asked them if they supported the bill:

The Republican-controlled House is not going to improve on the Affordable Care Act. As we saw in 2009-2010, quite a few Democrats won't improve on it either. But if we replace Republicans with strong, people-powered Democrats, then we absolutely have a shot at things like Medicare for all.

Please contribute $1 to each of our newly endorsed House candidates who have explicitly endorsed "The Medicare You Can Buy Into Act." Today is the last day of the quarter, and that's why it's especially important to donate now. We won a great victory this week, and we can do more than just defend it.

Originally posted to Chris Bowers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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