Medicare For All
The American Health Care System is hurting millions, and a single-payer health care system will save millions of lives. Many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and with that they have also had their health care coverage terminated. No one should have to have their coverage terminated because they are no longer with an employer. Everyone in America should be able to afford their medications that is needed for them , however many can not adored their medication due to the high prices. Universal Health Care will address those issues.
Why Do We Need A Single Payer Health Care System ?
- 29% percent Americans lost health insurance coverage at some point in 2020. Losing health insurance coverage was exceptionally high among Gen Z and Millennial Americans – 51% of Gen Zers and 36% of Millennials lost health insurance coverage in 2020.
- Losing health insurance coverage was exceptionally high for those who were laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, 47% of all survey respondents reported losing insurance coverage after being laid off furloughed. Additionally, 39% reported they were able to keep their job but had their hours or salary cut also lost health insurance coverage in 2020.
- The main reason so many Americans still don’t have health insurance coverage is cost. Of those who still don’t have coverage, 42% said they don’t have enough money to afford premiums or the deductible, while 31% said they have other expenses they need to prioritize. Women (51%) were more likely than men (34%) to say they couldn’t afford to pay for their health insurance policies.
- 45% percent of health insurance marketplace users said the cost of that health insurance was higher than they expected. Younger generations were most likely to say they spent more on marketplace health insurance than they thought they would.
What Queen Is Fighting For!
- Elimination of Fees: With copays, deductibles, and premiums health care has become a financial burden on singles and families. Health care shouldn’t be labeled as a for profit business, especially dealing with the lives of others who depend on prescribed medication to live. Health care is a human right. 42% of Americans have said they do not have enough money to afford premiums or deductibles.
- Expansion of Coverages: Americans with health insurance still struggle with getting the proper care they needed. Mental health, dental, vision, reproduction, long term care, and outpatient services are coverages that many Americans need but are either denied, limited, or they cannot simple afford it. I come from a private sector, where I did not have the choice to chose my coverage because the company only was affiliated with certain health insurance companies. With universal healthcare every doctor will be in your network and you will not have to worry about getting rejected because a specific doctor does not take your coverage.
- Prescription Drug Prices Lowered: Americans are paying outrageous prices for prescription drugs because of our government and it is time to demand that the pharmaceutical industry come back to the table with a new plan for Americans that includes price relief on prescription drugs.
- Maternal Health: The maternal death ratio for Black women (37.1 per 100,000 pregnancies) is 2.5 times the ratio for white women (14.7) and three times the ratio for Hispanic women (11.8). This is immoral and political failure. This is due to the lack of quality of health care provided and systematic racism. The focus on improving maternity care in hospitals has had consequences, for example by diminishing the importance of community-based care and overlooking persistent racial and ethnic disparities. Medicare For All will tackle both racial and gender disparities in OUR health care system.