On The Issue

Universal Health Care

Adam Schiff wearing a protective mask
Health care is a right – not a privilege. And in the richest nation in the world, we must have universal health care. There has never been a better time in history to move towards Medicare for All.”
Adam Schiff

Universal Health Care

  • Health care should be a right. Not a privilege.
  • We must pass Medicare for All. Now.
  • Lowering prescription drug prices is essential

Let’s be absolutely clear. Health care is a right – not a privilege. And in the richest nation in the world, we must have universal health care. There has never been a better time in history to move towards Medicare for All. But until we reach that goal, there is so much we can do. 

With President Biden in the White House, we must expand medicare coverage. Now. That means expanding Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care. 

Next, we must leverage the power of our Medicare and Medicaid systems to negotiate the price of prescription drugs. Let’s face it, the price of life-saving medications is out of control. With prices skyrocketing over the past decade, it’s pushed individuals into poverty and bankruptcy in order to pay for the care of a loved one. We have a moral obligation to lower drug and other health care costs so everyone can afford coverage. 

And finally, we need to expand Medicare coverage to Americans 60 and older, progressively lowering the age as we move forward. Changing the age to 60 can save the lives and pocketbooks of millions upon millions of Americans. Government has an obligation to help its people – so let’s get it done.

We can’t stop there. We must pass Medicare for All. It is a moral imperative. Navigating the health care system is hard and it’s often unforgiving. It’s difficult to find care that fits your needs or your pocketbook, and relying on employers to provide health care causes a burden in an ever-shifting economy. Not to mention the ultimate burden – the price.

Let’s create the health care system we truly need in America – Medicare for All. Let’s fight.