"The number of Americans without health coverage is on the rise, new figures from the
"This rise in the number of the uninsured reflects the Trump administration's ongoing attacks on our health care safety net, specifically Medicaid, a public insurance program relied upon by low-income Americans. Yet these attacks exacerbate an already untenable situation, in which nearly 30 million Americans have been left without health coverage, and many more with inadequate coverage.
"Physicians see daily the harm that this inflicts on our patients. People with asthma or heart disease who don't take their medications because they can't afford the prescription; people with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, or cancer who can't get the care they need because of skyrocketing costs and wind up in the hospital, or worse.
"The only solution is improved Medicare for All -- a system that guarantees first-dollar coverage for all medically necessary services to everyone in the
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