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Why Is Medicare for All Who Want It The Best Solution To Deliver Affordable Health Care for All Americans?

Pete is proposing a bold new approach to health care — Medicare for All Who Want It. His plan will achieve universal access to health care, make care more affordable for all, and preserve Americans’ ability to choose what’s best for themselves and their families.

Medicare for All
Whether You Want It or Not
Medicare for All
Who Want It
Provides universal access to affordable coverage Check Check
Paid for by rolling back Trump tax cuts X Check
Preserves Medicare Advantage for 22 million seniors and people with disabilities X Check
Allows you to make your own choices whether that’s private insurance or the public option X Check
Forces insurance companies to compete and improve X Check

Medicare for All Who Want It will ensure that every American has access to affordable coverage through a public insurance alternative, like Medicare. Under Pete’s plan, private plans have to compete with the public alternative, which forces them to offer better and more affordable care. And if private insurance doesn’t deliver, people can choose the public option.

Watch Pete Explain It

Will Pete’s plan give me a choice to keep my health insurance?
Yes. Pete trusts you to choose the health coverage that’s best for you and your family. Other plans will force Americans to give up their health insurance, whether they want to or not, including 15 million union workers, 22 million seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare Advantage, and 157 million Americans on employer-sponsored insurance. Pete’s plan puts Americans in charge of their own health care choices—not an insurance company or Washington.
Will Pete’s plan protect Medicare Advantage?
Yes. Pete’s plan protects your right to choose your own health plan, and that includes preserving Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C). About one out of three people on Medicare, or 22 million people, rely on Medicare Advantage today. They would lose this choice under Medicare for All.
Will Pete’s plan raise middle class taxes?
No. Pete’s plan won’t increase taxes on middle- or working-class Americans. Instead, he’ll pay for Medicare for All Who Want It by repealing Trump’s corporate tax breaks and by allowing the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to dramatically lower prescription drug prices.
If my employer pays for part of my health insurance, can I keep that subsidy if I choose the public option?
Yes. Under Pete’s plan, if you choose the public option, your employer will be required to continue paying their share of your health care costs.
Can we actually get this done?
Yes. Pete’s plan is the boldest proposal on health care in the last fifty years, and his ideas are widely supported by the American people. Medicare for All Who Want It will achieve universal, affordable access to health care without unnecessarily dividing the American people even further. Importantly, Pete’s plan costs only a fraction of what others are proposing and does not compromise on coverage and benefits. He’ll pay for it by repealing the corporate tax rate cut in the Trump tax bill, as well as allowing the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to dramatically lower prescription drug prices.
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