medicare for all
Our healthcare system is broken. As the professionals on the front lines of patient care, we see the consequences every day. Medicare for All is the common sense solution for expanding coverage, lowering costs, and ensuring quality care.
Millions of Americans still have no insurance. Millions more have insurance in name only, with plans that are too expensive to actually use. They delay their care because of high copays and deductibles, then end up in Emergency Rooms with more advanced conditions that will require much more costly treatment, maybe permanently.
Meanwhile, prices for prescriptions and hospital visits soar, and hedge funds and for-profit companies continue to extract money out of hospitals and insurance companies. Resources that could be spent on patients — or on preventive healthcare and wellness — are sucked up and diverted to wealthy Wall Street investors.
Medicare for All would ensure quality care for every American.
It would lower costs by removing the profit incentive and giving us more bargaining power over prices, and would make the system more efficient by cutting out middlemen and reducing overhead. Medicare is by far the most popular healthcare option available, and Americans with Medicare express much higher satisfaction with their plan than Americans with private insurance companies.
Expanding Medicare to cover all Americans is the practical, common sense solution for expanding coverage, lowering costs, and ensuring high quality care.
PASNAP members have voted to support Medicare for All, and have repeatedly voted to reaffirm that commitment. We see healthcare as a basic human right, not a luxury to be based on wealth or ZIP code.
We also support and work together with advocacy groups like Put People First! PA, Healthcare 4 All PA, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Healthcare-NOW. Visit their pages to learn more and stay engaged.