Partnership To Congress: On Health Care, “A One-Size-Fits-All Approach Will Not Work”
WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future today sent a letter to Congressional leaders emphasizing that “we all must do more to improve the system for every American,” and explaining why imposing a “one-size-fits-all system on all Americans” – whether called Medicare for All, single-payer, public option or Medicare buy-in – would be the wrong path forward.
In the letter, first reported by The Washington Post, the Partnership writes:
“Every American deserves access to affordable health coverage and high-quality care. Today, approximately 90 percent of all Americans are insured with the vast majority, more than 180 million, receiving affordable, quality care through their employers. But we all must do more to improve the system for every American. For far too many patients, particularly in rural America, access to much needed care is inequitable and burdensome. For too many consumers, coverage is unaffordable. And for too many families, costs can be a financial burden.
“To seemingly address these very real health care anxieties, legislation to impose a single payer, one-size-fits-all system on all Americans is once again being introduced. The Partnership for Americas Health Care Future (PAHCF) strongly opposes any such legislation…
“We want to work with you to improve what’s working and fix what’s broken – not start over. We urge you to oppose single payer health care solutions and work with us to ensure the best of the free market and the strength of public programs can deliver real solutions that lower costs, increase patient choice, and improve quality.”
The full text of the letter can be read by clicking here.