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Business Initiative for Health Policy Welcomes Medicare for All Act of 2019

Wednesday, February 27

 

Business Initiative for Health Policy Endorses Medicare for All Act of 2019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP) is excited to support the introduction of the Medicare for All Act of 2019 from Representative Jayapal (D-WA). The legislation is a bold leap towards universal healthcare coverage, that would overhaul the healthcare system to prioritize the delivery of care over the hoarding of profits, improve health outcomes, and be hugely benefit American businesses and workers.

BIHP joins a host of other organizations and over a hundred congressional cosponsors in backing this legislation, the only solution to our healthcare crisis where nobody is left behind –not families, not employers, not displaced professionals, and not patients. It is the most impressive healthcare vision in American history, filling gaps left behind by the Affordable Care Act, and finally ensuring universal coverage.

“After seeing the health insurance industry up close for 20 years, I can say that the Medicare for All Act of 2019 represents a strong antidote to systemic healthcare issues,” said Wendell Potter, President of BIHP. “The plan is as ambitious as it is comprehensive. We’re talking about saving billions while securing healthcare for millions of people –that’s something we can be proud of.”

“The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is our best shot at addressing the health needs of all Americans,” said Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries and founder of BIHP. “Guaranteed coverage will free our businesses to focus on staying competitive in the 21st-century marketplace. By transforming how healthcare is financed, this legislation will curb runaway healthcare costs and be a boon to the economy.”

Business Initiative for Health Policy looks forward to seeing this legislation move forward and has complete confidence the bill will continue winning policy arguments. It’s time to deliver real solutions to the American people.

 

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About the Business Initiative for Health Policy:

The Business Initiative for Health Policy is a public education and advocacy effort focused on advancing the business and economic rationale for adopting a Medicare for All system in the United States.

BIHP believe the current profit-driven healthcare system poses an existential threat to American business, and that its continuation will threaten profits for business owners, adversely affect innovation and entrepreneurialism, depress wages for millions of working Americans, and hamper international competitiveness, and that a Medicare for All system is the only economically sustainable way to design a universal healthcare system.