Tag: Medicare For All
"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.
We spend the hour looking at how the Trump administration has failed to account for what may be thousands of infections because of ongoing problems with access to testing, and how other countries have responded.
If Biden is going to be nominated, then Bernie and his supporters need to work hard to get the platform improved and make sure that Biden commits to the changes required under the platform.