HEALTHCARE

Millions of Americans are left without health insurance because they can’t afford it or they are not eligible. We can no longer sit back and watch private health insurance companies or Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of the American people, especially those that survive solely on underpaid employment checks. Life Saving drugs in America usually cost 10x more than they cost in other countries. In Canada one vial of Insulin cost $32 while in America the same drug from the same factory costs $300. The current American healthcare system is taking advantage of the sick and dying in this country and all for a profit. In America our current healthcare system values the dollar more than it does a dying person.

Healthcare is a human right and should be treated as such. No one should be stuck with extremely expensive medical bills for illnesses or injuries they didn’t ask for and no parent should be stuck with medical debt just for wanting to start a family. Under a Medicare for all system, also known as single payer healthcare,we can say goodbye to paying for overpriced medicine and goodbye to expensive medical bills.

Medicare for All treats healthcare as a human right!

The goal:

Pass a Medicare For All bill that will lift the burden of medical debt and expensive prescription drug costs off the backs of the people.

What's in the Plan?

  • Eliminate extra costs: Under Medicare For All, there will be NO MORE premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. Healthcare will be guaranteed to all no matter the size of your wallet.

 

  • Choose your healthcare provider: Under today’s healthcare system private insurers limit their customers to what care is received, which doctors to see, and healthcare providers. Under Medicare For All that roadblock is gone. Patients will be able to choose their providers, and providers are assured a fair reimbursement.

 

  • Lower the cost of prescription drugs: Under Medicare For All the United States government has the power to regulate the cost of prescription drugs and stop pharmaceutical companies from raising the prices beyond what every working-class American can afford. 

 

  • Guaranteed Health Care that’s not tied to your job: Under Medicare For All, you would no longer have to have a job just to be able to get health insurance. The United States will provide health insurance to every citizen whether they have a job or not.

 

  • Lift the Burden of Medical Bills: If you need medical treatment you will be able to walk into the doctor’s office, emergency room or any other covered medical office, get treated and leave with no bills to pay.

 

  • Expanding coverage: Unlike the current insurance providers we have today, Medicare for All would cover more medical services. Dental, Vision, Hearing, Mental, outpatient care and more will be covered under this bill.

 

I read Medicare for All (MFA) will cost so much more and is financially unsustainable.

False: Even a study conducted by the Mercatus Center, a conservative think tank, concluded that the U.S. would save $2 trillion over a ten year period by guaranteeing health care for everyone with Medicare for All. The United States spends 2.5 times the average of other industrialized countries, or an average of $11,193 per person annually, yet we don’t provide health care to everyone. Health outcomes such as infant mortality and longevity, and equality of access, are much better in other countries.

 

Won’t it raise my taxes?

Yes, but even with the tax increase proposed by legislators, 95% of Americans will pay less than they do now. The taxes would replace premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. For example, it is estimated a family of four making $50,000 per year would save $5,000 overall by paying the tax increase. 

A recent Commonwealth Fund study revealed that, under our current system of private insurance, 44% of insured adults reported not getting care because of high co-pays and deductibles. Sixty-five percent of personal bankruptcies are due to medical debt, and 75% of those were actually insured.

 

Medicare for All would eliminate private insurance

True. Medicare for All would cut out the middlemen and the administrative costs and CEO salaries that go along with it. Both Sen. Sanders and Sen. Warren have proposed job transition plans, job training, and compensation for those whose jobs are eliminated.

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