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Kevin de Leon on Health Care

 

 


Medicare-for-All saves $2 trillion over 10 years

Q: What programs or legislation would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Kevin de Len: I believe healthcare is a human right, not an exclusive privilege of the wealthy. But premiums are skyrocketing by double digits with each passing year, leaving too many Americans agonizing over how to pay for coverage while still meeting their basic needs. Adopting the Medicare-for-All plan could save Americans up to $2 trillion over the next decade.

The reality is, a Medicare-for-All system is the only way to get healthcare costs under control. Switching to this system will save billions in administrative cost, give us the power to finally hold the drug companies accountable, and squeeze other savings out of the system. Americans are already paying for the cost of a single-payer system, but see none of the benefits in return. In California I led the fight for Medicare-for-All, and in Washington I will do the same.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 Questionnaire for Cal. Senate , Sep 9, 2018

For health care to be accessible, it must be affordable

In my district, the emergency room at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is unfortunately the primary health care provider for many of my constituents. We need to keep in mind that many working families struggle everyday to pay for their rent, utilities, and other necessities--in order for health care to be truly accessible, it must also be affordable.
Source: 2018 California Senate campaign website KevinDeLeon.com , Jan 1, 2018

Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Status:Bill passed Assembly, 54 -24-1; passed Senate, 28-8-3; approved by Governor, June 27,2013. (de Leon voted YEA).

Source: California legislative voting records: ABX1-1 , Jun 15, 2013

Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey.

de_Leon opposes the CC survey question on healthcare mandate

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Repealing the Nationalized Health Care System that Forces Citizens to Buy Insurance ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-5 on Jul 1, 2018

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