Theresa Greenfield on Health Care
Ernst: The Democrats' plan, which would eventually lead us to Medicare-for-All, would actually bankrupt about 52 of our rural health care systems.
Greenfield: I don't support Medicare for all. But I do support strengthening and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, making sure that everyone has health care and in addition to that building in a public option which creates competition and brings down those prices. Senator Joni Ernst did the exact opposite. She voted multiple times to end the ACA, devastating health care for so many Iowans who rely on coverage for pre-existing conditions, about 1.3 million Iowans.
Ernst: One of the plans I supported was a bipartisan plan which would provide a government backstop for those that have the most expensive medical cases, those that do have pre-existing conditions. Making sure that the federal government is caring for those and providing equal access to health care products, making sure that they are affordable, that should be the federal government's role.
Greenfield: I believe health care is a right and we need to make sure that everyone has access to high quality and affordable health care. The way to do that is to strengthen and enhance the Affordable Care Act, build in a public option, creating competition, bringing down those prices and making sure that Medicare can negotiate for those prescription drug prices saving seniors a whole bunch of money, putting some nickels back in their pocket, and saving taxpayers about $500 billion.
Greenfield: When it comes to wearing a mask, I do support a statewide mask mandate. Iowa has some of the highest cases of infections at this point in time and of course even the White House Task Force wants Iowa to have a mask mandate. We need testing. We need contact tracing. We need PPE for everyone and emergency protection standards.
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