BENEFITS FOR ALL
Let’s do more.
Providing high quality, comprehensive health care to all will improve the public health of our communities and the fabric of our society.
Let’s look at some of the benefits to various constituencies, when we move to a Medicare-for-All type system:
Families can rest easy knowing that everyone will have access to high quality health care regardless of age, income, wealth, employment or other status, and enjoy universal choice of providers. The burden of high medical bills and the threat of medical bankruptcy will disappear.
Since health care will be separate from employment, employees can choose to stay with their preferred medical team if they change jobs, experience a layoff, or retire.
Medicare-for-All will guarantee the same quality of care for everyone, regardless of wealth.
The Middle and Upper Classes
The private health insurance industry’s complicated formularies, medical review boards, and provider networks restrict everyone’s choice of treatments, doctors and hospitals. An improved Medicare-for-All system will allow free choice of the best doctors available.
Persons with Chronic Diseases
People with chronic health care conditions like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Heart Disease & others will have full coverage and access to treatments.
Improved Medicare-for-All will guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care regardless of income or wealth.
The homeless will have access to comprehensive and high-quality health care.
Determining who can live here is a non-medical immigration issue. However, once here, regardless of status, everyone must have access to our healthcare system.
The ACA made access to health insurance easier for many students. But improved Medicare-for-All would cover all students, with more comprehensive benefits and a larger choice of providers.
Businesses will no longer have the responsibility of providing health insurance for their employees. Our corporations will be able to better compete with international manufacturers.
Medical service providers
Doctors, hospitals, and other providers will no longer be asked to provide uncompensated care. When all health care is compensated, the focus will shift to the quality of care rather than cash flow.