11.21.19 / Press Releases

Partnership Statement On Tonight’s Fifth Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future issued the following statement regarding tonight’s presidential debate:

“Tonight’s debate again highlighted the unaffordable costs and consequences of a one-size-fits-all new government health insurance system for American families,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, executive director of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future. “While some candidates tried to paint the public option as a ‘moderate’ alternative to Medicare for All, it would simply lead to the same harmful consequences over time that Medicare for All would produce overnight: higher taxes, less choice and control, and lower quality of care.  Ultimately, whether it’s called Medicare for All, the public option or Medicare buy-in, a one-size-fits-all government health insurance system controlled by politicians would force Americans to pay more and wait longer for worse care.  With around 90 percent of Americans covered today and millions more eligible for coverage under our current system, candidates should instead build on what’s working and work together to fix what isn’t.”

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