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Candidates and leaders of the
Greens, who support single-payer national health care (Medicare For All), have called the passage of the ACA in 2010 a defeat for meaningful health care reform.
"America needs real universal health care, not a direct public subsidy in the form of a health insurance mandate to sustain the private insurance industry," said
Greens strongly oppose proposals by Republicans to make
"Democrats continue to defend the ACA, including mandates, because they want a political victory for
"Health insurance mandates cannot be compared to the requirement that every car owner purchase car insurance. Driving a car is a privilege for people with drivers' licenses. Health care is not a privilege. It's a necessity for the basic right of Americans to stay alive, to be able to enjoy life and make a living," said Ms. Brouillet.
Medicare For All would cover every American regardless of employment, ability to pay, age, or prior medical condition and which would provide everyone with high-quality low-cost medical treatment and full choice of health-care provider. Decisions about medical treatment would be made by physicians and patients instead of insurance bureaucrats.
Medicare For All would boost the US economy by abolishing the financial burden on businesses to provide health care benefits for employees. Americans would pay for Medicare For All in the same way we pay for
"Americans already recognize that everyone deserves the right of personal health and safety. That's why we have public police and fire departments, without requiring insurance for the services they provide. We recognize that people have a right not to spend their final years in destitution. That's why we have
"Fifty Medical Doctors for
Single Payer Action,
"Seeking Coverage For All"
"Hijacked -- Stolen health care reform V: Overall assessment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA)"
"Obama's Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick"
Insurance industry contributions to political campaigns in recent elections
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