Even though statistics on COVID-19’s impact on elders are tragic and frightening, we can’t undermine the negative effects that this pandemic is also having on the younger generation.
As a young woman in my 20s, I know many people my age who are no stranger to the lifestyle of the proverbial “starving college student;” however, many of them are not students at all, but full-time employed young people who struggle to pay rent and put food on the table, let alone pay for health care during a pandemic.
The most beloved and tested single payer health payment system in the U.S. is Medicare, which works. Now let’s make it work even better and expand it to everyone.
While more than 12 million Americans have lost health care coverage with the arrival of Covid-19, a cartel of insurance, drug, and large hospital corporations is spending big against Medicare for All.
Support for Improved Medicare for All (IM4A) across the U.S. has never been greater, nor has the need for it. To make IM4A a reality, let’s let our wealthiest opponents show us how.
Medicare is, by far, Americans’ favorite payer for health care. But it’s not perfect. Both House and Senate Medicare for All bills IMPROVE on Medicare as well as extending it to all. Here’s how.
The Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act (S-3790 and HR-6906 respectively), would cover all out-of-pocket charges for those with insurance and all charges for those without any coverage during the pandemic and cost LESS than extending Cobra.
It’s time for Colorado to do what’s simple, needed, and fair: Pay for health care for everyone by collecting payroll taxes everyone can afford.