Don’t be fooled about Medicare for all

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Let’s put public health above corporate wealth and get behind the improved Medicare for All Act just introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Imagine no more premiums, deductibles, co-pays or medical bills as Medicare extends to every U.S. citizen. The positive change will be comprehensive, covering inpatient, outpatient, ER, Rx, mental, dental, vision, hearing, rehab, prenatal, long-term and chiropractic care. Businesses would no longer shoulder the burden of paying for health care – freeing everyone from “job lock.” Visit any doctor or hospital anywhere in the country. Your coverage will follow when you move, change jobs or retire.

But brace yourself for massive blowback from powerful, well-funded pharmaceutical and health insurance lobbyists who will work overtime to scare you about universal health care. They will keep forking out millions of dollars in advertising and campaign donations to legislators to oppose Medicare for All just to cultivate doubt and fear. They will drum up nightmare scenarios of long wait lines, sub-standard care, rationing care and stealing dollars from Medicare that people have paid into for years.

Don’t buy these lies. They know just what buttons to push and how to spin their message. They will work hard to preserve and increase their abundant profits.

Profits come from denying those in need.

Jan Phillips

Durango

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