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MJ Hegar on Health Care

 

 


Skyrocketing healthcare costs are unsustainable

Establish a public health insurance option. The best health care I've ever had was when I was on military-provided Tricare, similar to Medicare. During my five years working in health care, it was clear that our skyrocketing costs were unsustainable. I will fight for access to quality affordable health care for every Texan and for their right to determine whether that is Medicare or their private plan.
Source: The Texas Tribune on 2020 Texas Senate race , Feb 12, 2020

Make high-quality care available to all Americans

We must create a public option to make Medicare available for all those who want it. The best health care I've ever had was when I was on military-provided Tricare, similar to Medicare, and I believe that kind of high-quality care should be made available to all Americans. Every child should be covered, period. We can and must protect the progress made by the Affordable Care Act while making much-needed improvements.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website MJforTexas.com , Jan 20, 2020

Provide Medicare-for-All as public option

Heathcare is another important topic for Hegar. She said she wants all her neighbors, family and friends to have access to Medicare, but also still leave people the option to choose their healthcare providers. "You know Texans are so proud of Texas, and it really rankles when we hear things about (Texas) maternal mortality rates ranking with third world counties," Hegar said. "Those things are really embarrassing to us Texans."
Source: KXAN Austin NBC-TV on 2020 Texas Senate race , Nov 17, 2019

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