Green Party New York: Guv cand Hawkins and Voters Agree: Congressional Health Care Reform Did Not Go Far Enough

Hawkins Wants a  State Single Payer Health Care System, State Takeover of Medicaid Costs

A new poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1. The poll, by Stanford University, found that overall 30 percent favored the legislation, while 40 percent opposed it, and another 30 percent remained neutral.

More than 30 million people would gain coverage in 2019 when the law is fully phased in, but another 20 million or so would remain uninsured. Only 25 percent in the poll said minimal tinkering would suffice for the health care system.

“If you listen to the media reports, you would think most Americans oppose the recent Congressional health care bill due because they oppose government provided health care. The reality is that most Americans want health care to be a right for all and they want a single payer system – which the Democrats ruled ‘off the table.’ The reform they passed last March also fails to control costs. The Democrats’ reform left out tens of millions of people. Instead of saving $400 billion by eliminating the waste of private health insurance companies, they went in the opposite direction and mandated that everyone buy private health insurance if they don’t get covered by their employer or government. Americans will end up spending more money on an inadequate health care system,” noted Hawkins.

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    City Limits recently published this amazing article on the impact the health care repeal legistlation would have on New Yorkers. Please post on your website/blog and share with your colleagues.

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