Please caucus for Sanders
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To the editor:
Please caucus for Bernie Sanders.
He will create a Medicare for All, single-payer, national health insurance program to provide everyone in America with comprehensive health care coverage, free at the point of service.
No networks, no premiums, no deductibles, no copays, no surprise bills.
Medicare coverage will be expanded and improved to include: dental, hearing, vision, and home- and community-based long-term care, in-patient and out-patient services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, reproductive and maternity care, prescription drugs, and more.
Stop the pharmaceutical industry from ripping off the American people by making sure that no one in America pays over $200 a year for the medicine they need by capping what Americans pay for prescription drugs under Medicare for All.
You cannot possibly believe what you have written. It’s impossible. There are not enough Doc./Nurses/Other providers/Facilities in the country to provide services under such a plan. Additionally, this type of program would further discourage people entering the medical fields, further exacerbating medical care personnel shortages. Finally, it is a financial impossibility to provide such services….the cost to the individual would be prohibitive, if the state were to subsidize the plan, it would bankrupt the country by taking nearly all federal receipts to fund.
Lastly, the plan you support does NOTHING to address one of the biggest fundamental problems in our current system……how to make medicine a more attractive career to alleviate the severe shortages of Docs and other professionals in the field.