10.15.19 / Press Releases

Partnership Statement On Tonight’s Fourth Presidential Debate

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

“Tonight’s debate once again reminded Americans of the unaffordable costs and substantial risks associated with new government-controlled health insurance systems like Medicare for all, the public option and Medicare buy-in,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, executive director of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.  “While some candidates continued to avoid explaining how working Americans would foot the bill for these new one-size-fits-all systems, experts have consistently warned that middle class families’ pocketbooks would be hit hard.  Not only would Americans be forced to pay more, but they would also have to wait longer for worse care.  And when it comes to so-called ‘moderate’ fallbacks like buy-in and the public option, these new systems would result in higher costs and fewer choices as families are forced into the same one-size-fits-all system run by politicians.  Today, roughly 90 percent of Americans are covered and a majority of Americans are satisfied with their current health care.  Instead of scrapping the progress we’ve made, our leaders should focus on building upon what’s working and fixing what isn’t.”

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