Health Care

Health Care

Affordable and Accessible Health Care for All

I believe America must move to a federally administered health care for all system. Most industrialized countries operate such a system.  There is no reason why the richest nation in the world can’t do the same.

As a beneficiary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I know the concerns facing families without health insurance. I know the anxiety of living without health insurance.  I know accidents or an unexpected illnesses can wipe out a hard-earned middle class livelihood .

The ACA offers medical insurance to millions of people.  But health care coverage should expand to include a health care for all program that covers all healthcare needs.  Coverage should include prescription drugs for which the government would be able to negotiate lower prices.

Americans who need health care shouldn’t have to jump through hoops.  They shouldn’t have to determine if a provider is “in network” or worry about hidden costs. They should have access to their choice of providers who can respond to their medical needs.

Administrative costs and insurance company profits inflate American health care costs up to 20%.  Employers who provide employee health insurance pay for those costs. Removing those costs would save companies millions of dollars in “employee benefits.”  Those savings MUST be passed on to employees in the form of higher wages.

Greater access to health care for all—including preventative care—means Americans will be healthier. Consequently, the national cost of health care will go down. Greater access to health care means more clinics, more hospitals, more treatment facilities.  That means more high paying jobs for the people hired to work there.

If  my vision reflects your vision, won’t you please volunteer for or contribute to our campaign?  Working together, our vision can become reality.