To win, Democrats need to do more than just point fingers at Republicans and claim they’re destroying the ACA. Candidates need to take it one step further: Make Medicare for all a central part of their platform.
Things were great pre-ACA, unless you had the audacity to be born sick, a woman, get sick, enter adulthood, live beyond 50 or live in poverty. If you did any of those things, it got pretty rocky.
Under Medicare for all, workers would no longer need to fight tooth-and-nail just to hang on to basic coverage, or be tied to jobs they don’t want just to keep their families insured.
We can’t build the health care system we need on the foundation of a broken, profit-driven system.
The way to fix health care for all people — not just those who are employed by monolithic corporations — is to de-commercialize the health insurance system.
If congressional Republicans want to encourage businesses to expand their markets and create jobs, they’re not looking in the right place.
On average, Americans pay twice as much for life-saving drugs as consumers in other developed countries. It doesn’t have to be this way, but unfortunately, Azar might think so.
At the end of the day, we are spending significantly more on health care than any other country in the world, have coverage that is far from universal, and are not producing better health results.
To make things worse, we are falling further behind.
As the structure of our economy and business-labor relations change, it’s clear that our healthcare system is falling behind.
A single-payer system makes good economic sense, and would free up American businesses to work smarter and better, creating a better economy for all of us.