12.10.19 / Press Releases

Partnership Statement On Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future issued the following statement regarding today’s hearing in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: “While the Partnership welcomes and supports an open discussion on how to best expand access to affordable, high-quality coverage for all Americans, today’s hearing only served to reaffirm the unaffordable costs and negative consequences American families would face under proposed new government-controlled health insurance systems,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, executive director of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.  “Whether it’s called Medicare for All, Medicare Buy-in or the public option, a new government-controlled health insurance system would force Americans to pay more to wait longer for worse care.  And though some lawmakers tried to paint proposals like the public option, Medicare Buy-in and Medicare for America as ‘moderate’ alternatives to Medicare for All, studies reveal that these new government-controlled health insurance systems would ultimately lead to a one-size-fits-all system with the same harmful consequences.  Americans can’t afford a one-size-fits-all, new government health insurance system controlled by politicians.  With about 90 percent of Americans covered today and millions more eligible for coverage under our current system, lawmakers should instead build on what’s working and work together to fix what isn’t.”

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