1.15.20 / 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 presidential debate shed light once again on the unaffordable costs and harmful consequences American families would face under new government-controlled health insurance systems, namely Medicare for All, Medicare buy-in and the public option,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, executive director of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future. “Study after study has proven that one-size-fits-all government health insurance systems would force Americans to pay more to wait longer for worse care.  And while some candidates tried to paint Medicare buy-in and the public option as ‘moderate’ alternatives to Medicare for All, these new government-controlled health insurance systems would just lead to the same harmful consequences over time that Medicare for All would produce overnight.  Currently, about 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 come together to fix what isn’t, instead of starting over with a one-size-fits-all system controlled by politicians.”

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