Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota speaks at the Progressive Roundtable, sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America. The topics include single payer healthcare, enhanced and improved Medicare for all and expanding Social Security. HR 676, a Single-payer health program, would cover all 50 million uninsured, upgrade everyone’s benefits and save $400 billion annually on bureaucracy.
Physicians For A National Health Program states, “The “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” H.R. 676, introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and 37 other House members, would replace today’s welter of private health insurance companies with a single, streamlined public agency that would pay all medical claims, much like Medicare works for seniors today.
“The evidence is clear: an improved-Medicare-for-all program is the most equitable and cost-effective way to assure that everyone, without exception, gets high-quality care,” said Dr. Andrew Coates, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonprofit research and advocacy group of 18,000 doctors nationwide. “Nothing less will do the job.”
“A single-payer program would assure truly universal coverage, cover all necessary services, and knock down the growing financial barriers to care – high premiums, co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance – that my patients are running up against, often with calamitous results,” he said.”
Watch Representative Keith Ellison in this video uploaded to YouTube by PDAMERICA: