By Geri Katz
MNA Healthcare Reform Specialist
These are exciting times for those of us who believe healthcare is a basic need for every person, and no one should go bankrupt because they had the bad luck to get sick.
Healthcare was the number one issue for voters in November. Candidates across the country ran and won on a platform of Medicare for All. Prospective 2020 presidential candidates are signaling their support. Public opinion polls consistently show a majority of Americans – including a majority of Republicans, according to this poll – support Medicare for All.
MNA nurses and many of your fellow front-line healthcare professionals have long supported moving to a system that:
- guarantees healthcare (not insurance) for every American, including prescriptions, dental and vision;
- costs far less for Americans than they’re currently paying in premiums, deductibles, and co-pays;
- makes the system simpler for patients and providers and lets people focus on their health instead of their bills.