Some of the most notable names in Hip-Hop are banding together to demand changes in healthcare.
On Friday, September 22, Fat Joe, Chuck D, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross and Method Man teamed up with Power of the Patients for a stunning public service announcement. In the brief clip, the accomplished artists demand that the United States' elected officials "commit to creating a healthcare system with transparency to allow for more honest, affordable, and equitable health care across the country."
"Today, we confront a healthcare system that has been rigged against all of us," the organization said.
"Hospitals force patients to sign contracts for services without ever showing us actual prices," they continued. "Stifling competition. Overcharging without accountability. And if we can’t pay, these same contracts allow them to take everything we own… creating so much fear that millions and millions of Americans refuse to enter a hospital, putting our health and our lives at stake. This… is an American humanitarian crisis."
The PSA comes after Power of the Patients held a major event in Washington, D.C. to support of the organization's initiatives. Back in May, Joey Crack recruited French, Busta and Rozay to turn the event into a benefit concert.
"Everything that stands for something like this, I had to be apart of it and Fat Joe knew that," French said at the time. "That's why he gave me the call. I'm just happy that we're making a difference to better our people. We need prices up front so we can know what we're dealing with when we step in instead of going in and not being able to afford it. I feel like we gotta work forward not backwards."
Check out the PSA below.