Tag: Medicare For All
"Healthcare reform is long overdue in the U.S.," said the lead author of a new study. "Americans are needlessly losing lives and money."
The Medicare for All Act of 2022 would be implemented over a four-year period and would include dental care, vision coverage, and hearing aids with no out-of-pocket expenses, insurance premiums, deductibles, or co-payments,
"In the rescue plan, we were able to take a major step forward in lowering child poverty—very important. Now I want to deal with issues facing seniors as well."
“Trump’s disastrous actions compounded longstanding failures in health policy in the USA. We know what it will take to create a healthy society. We just need the political will to do it.”
"A large share of Medicare administrative costs are tied up in tasks like eligibility determination... that would no longer exist in a Medicare for All system."
“Democrats who understand the profound need for Medicare for All don’t want a pat on the head. We want a genuine political commitment to healthcare as a human right.”
The pandemic "exposes a lot of the inadequacies in our system."
The latest figures led to calls for Biden to drop his stubborn opposition to Medicare for All and join with the majority of Democratic voters and the American people.
A political system that is structurally incapable of acting for the common good, even when millions of lives are at stake, is not just failing to solve our problems. It is the problem.
This issue really sheds light on a healthcare system that relies significantly on employer-based insurance.