Betty Field for Congress 2018
Healthcare IS a Human Right!

Healthcare IS a Human Right!

Over the past several months I’ve had the pleasure of listening to people from across the district.  Like many across the country, you’ve shared with me that one of your greatest concerns is access to affordable, quality healthcare. Through research, conversations with those in the medical field and representatives from Connect for Health Colorado I’ve come up with a very doable plan.

In moving our country toward a population of healthy people, I support Medicare for All.  While I wish providing Medicare for All were as simple as flipping a magic switch, it is not.  This plan will be a process.  Until Medicare for All can be completely implemented I propose a Public Option for every American.  This Option will not be free, but rather have premiums based on individual or family income and size.  

The Public Option would include, but would not be limited to, the following:

 

     *Hospitalization Coverage         *Wellness and Preventative Care   

     *Mental Illness Treatment .        *Addiction Recovery Treatment 

     *Women's Reproductive Care    *Prescription Drug Coverage

 

According to the Center of Disease Control workplace absenteeism due to employee illness costs American employers $225.8 Billionannually.  Harvard Business Review has reported ‘more employees are working when they are sick, costing employers about $150 billion to $250 billion” annually in lost productivity.  That is a staggering $400 billion economic loss every year due to employee illness!

 It is time our government recognize what you and I already know; America’s greatest resource is its people!  My proposal invests in the health of American workers, American students, and American families. That investment will pay in dividends of a stronger workforce, more stable families and more successful students! When we invest in our people we invest in the health and wealth of America.

Posted on 09 Nov 2017, 21:35 - Category: District 5

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