12.20.19 / Press Releases

Partnership Statement On Tonight’s Presidential Debate

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

“Tonight’s debate highlighted yet again the unaffordable costs and harmful consequences American families would face under new government-controlled health insurance systems,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, executive director of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.  “No matter the name, Medicare for All, Medicare buy-in or the public option would all lead to the same one-size-fits-all government health insurance system that would cause American families to pay more to wait longer for worse care.  Studies reveal that so-called ‘moderate’ alternatives like Medicare buy-in and the public option would simply lead to the same harmful consequences over time that Medicare for All would produce overnight.  Today, nearly 90 percent of Americans are covered and millions more are eligible for coverage under our current system. Candidates should build on what’s working and work together to fix what isn’t instead of starting over.”

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