Biggest Loser Of Democratic Debates: Medicare For All
WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future issued the following statement regarding this week’s Democratic presidential debates:
“The biggest loser of this week’s Democratic presidential debates was Medicare for all. Over two nights, Americans witnessed a discussion that laid bare the massive risks a one-size-fits-all government-run system represents to patients and taxpayers throughout the nation. From its massive costs that would be passed on to middle-class families through unaffordable tax increases, to its erosion of consumer choice and control, to threatening patients’ access to the quality care they need, Medicare for all is the wrong path forward,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, the Partnership’s executive director. “The last two nights’ debates also underscored the fact that so-called ‘moderate’ fallback proposals – new government insurance systems like ‘Medicare buy-in’ and ‘public option’ schemes – are simply stepping stones to one-size-fits-all health care and would ultimately cause the same results. More than anything, these debates serve as a powerful reminder that, with roughly 90 percent of Americans covered and a majority satisfied with their care, the best path forward is to build and improve upon what is working and come together to fix what isn’t.”
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