This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Securing Universal Health Care Through a Public Option
Only one party has a specific plan for ensuring EVERY American will have access to quality healthcare as a human right..the other fights to TAKE IT AWAY. 1/10
#Democrats believe we need to protect, strengthen, and build upon our bedrock health care programs, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) system.2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Healthcare
Private insurers need real competition to ensure they have incentive to provide affordable, quality coverage to every American.3/11 #DemPartyPlatform #PublicOption #Healthcare
To achieve that objective, #Democrats will give all Americans the choice to select a high-quality, affordable public option through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.4/11 #DemPartyPlatform #PublicOption #Healthcare
The public option will provide at least one plan choice without deductibles; will be administered by CMS, not private companies; & will cover all primary care without any co-payments & control costs for other treatments by negotiating prices with doctors and hospitals.5/11
Everyone will be eligible to choose the public option or another Affordable Care Act marketplace plan. 6/11
#DemPartyPlatform #PublicOption #HealthcareHeroes
To help close the persistent racial gap in insurance rates, #Democrats will expand funding for Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment programs, so every American knows their options for securing quality, affordable coverage.7/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ACA
The lowest-income Americans, including more than 4 million adults who should be eligible for Medicaid but who live in states where GOP governors have refused to expand the program,will be automatically enrolled in the public option w/o premiums;they may opt out at any time. 8/11
And #Democrats will enable millions of older workers to choose between their employer-provided plans, the public option, or enrolling in Medicare when they turn 60, instead of having to wait until they are 65. 9/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Healthcare
#Democrats are categorically opposed to raising the #Medicare retirement age.10/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Healthcare
#Democrats will also empower the states, as laboratories of democracy, to use #ACA innovation waivers to develop locally tailored approaches to health coverage, including by removing barriers to states that seek to experiment with statewide universal health care approaches.11/11
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