Why do we want Medicare for All?
We’ll answer this with another question: What is Medicare for All in the first place?
According to Senator Bernie Sanders’ website, Medicare for All is an initiative to provide comprehensive health care to every person in this country – without the financial burden of out-of-pocket expenses. For the average person, this means no more dealing with private insurers, no more insurance premiums, no deductibles or co-payments, and the ability to receive medical care at any time – regardless of your income, budget, and illness.
So, why do we want Medicare for All?
- In the United States, millions of Americans forego healthcare in order to save money. Whether you have a common cold or a broken bone, Medicare for All will ensure you don’t think twice before going to the doctor.
- The average American spends almost $500 per month on health insurance premiums. The average family plan costs over $1,000 per month. With Medicare for All, Americans won’t need to worry about this recurring expense.
- America spends more money per resident than most other developed countries, including Canada, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Despite this, the American life expectancy is between 1 and 5 years shorter than these countries’.
- Medicare for All would have only a marginal impact on most Americans’ tax payments. Only the ultra-wealthy residents – millionaires and billionaires – will see significant tax increases. This will save thousands of dollars per year for around 95 percent of Americans.
This website will explore some of the popular positions for and against Medicare for All. We’ll answer some of the initiative’s most important questions, provide examples of where Medicare for All can help folks, and do a cost breakdown for how the United States can – and should – pay for this program. If you have any questions about universal healthcare and Medicare for All, feel free to drop us a line – we’d love to answer it for you.