Medicare For All

What is Medicare for All?

We must champion for Medicare for All: a single-payer national health insurance program that will provide comprehensive healthcare for every American. Coverage will be free at the point of care and guarantee: 

  • No premiums
  • No deductibles
  • No co-pays
  • No surprise bills 
  • Vision, hearing, and dental care 
  • Reproductive and maternity care 
  • Prescription drugs 
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Trauma and marriage counseling
  • Long-term and disability care 

Medicare for All is the best way to provide universal healthcare to cover the costs of essential treatments to all Americans, regardless of status or employment.

Why Medicare For All?

Why Medicare For All?

It’s simple: Health care is a human right. During the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly 1 out of 3 COVID-19-related deaths have been linked to health insurance gaps. Over 30 million Americans have no health insurance and millions more have delayed getting the medical attention they need due to high co-pays and deductibles. With the Omicron variant accounting for over 70% of new COVID-19 cases, and with many in jeopardy of employer-based healthcare coverage, it is more important than ever to implement Medicare for All. 

Our current healthcare system is broken. Our frontline workers are overworked, our hospitals are understaffed, and many patients aren’t getting the care they need. Yet two years into a global pandemic, the healthcare sector continues to operate as a business prioritizing profits over people. 

America is the only wealthy nation that does not have a universal healthcare system. Despite spending the most money on healthcare, we have low life expectancy, high infant mortality, maternal mortality, and rates of chronic disease. 

Americans are one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. Healthcare-related debt is the largest cause of family bankruptcy in the nation. Even seniors are falling into medical debt because our current Medicare system is failing to meet their needs.

Currently, the healthcare industry continues to pour millions of dollars of dark money into political campaigns and lobbies policymakers in order to continue maximizing profits at our expense. In fact, the health insurance industry lobbied over $8 million to politicians in 2021, and more than two-thirds of Congressmembers took money from Big Pharma during the 2020 campaign cycle, including many Democrats. We can only have the healthcare system we need by electing true champions of Medicare For All.

Frequently Asked Questions
How will the government pay for Medicare for All?
Medicare for All is projected to cost less than our current spending according to studies from Yale University and University of California. Even the Mercatus Center, a libertarian think tank, projects that Medicare For all will cost our government $3.2 trillion while providing comprehensive healthcare for all Americans, unlike our current system which costs over $4 trillion a year.  Medicare For All will save taxpayers money. It will cut administrative costs which make up nearly a third of our healthcare dollars. Costs will be further reduced by putting a greater focus on preventing sickness rather than only treating disease. 

How is Medicare for All different from Obamacare?
Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), focused on providing health insurance for people who could not obtain insurance through their job or existing federal programs. Medicare for All, on the other hand, goes even further in providing healthcare to Americans who are unemployed. Additionally, supporters of Medicare for All find deductibles still too high to pay, despite this amount being capped under the ACA.


Structural Health Care Reform

In conjunction with Medicare for All, Congress must overhaul the way our current healthcare system functions and operates. I will:
  • Ensure that price increases for hospitals are tied to costs – not profits.
  • Require hospitals to release anonymized info about prices they charge for care, in order to create meaningful competitive price pressure on hospital systems.
  • Impose stronger regulations on medical device production and close the 510(K) loophole to prevent thousands of deaths and permanent injuries caused by the negligence and recklessness of manufacturers.
  • Invest additional funds towards constructing, upgrading and modernizing America’s hospitals, clinics, community health centers and health stations to ensure everyone has access to cutting-edge, modern care.
  • Tighten regulation to prevent hospitals’ abuse of non-profit status to disincentivize massive CEO salaries and irresponsible uses of revenue.
  • Provide full, permanent and entitlement-based funding for the Indian Health Service, and ensure that we’re providing full healthcare and public health services for all Tribal Nations and Native Peoples, as outlined by our nation’s treaty and trust obligations.
  • Pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 (H.R. 959) to start addressing the disproportionately higher rates of maternal and child mortality within Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.
  • Increase pay and stability for home healthcare workers, who are often underpaid women of color working in an increasingly critical field.
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