Our District Needs Universal Health Care

"What some people, particularly establishment DC politicians, don’t tell citizens is that universal health care is supported by the majority of Americans and that we are paying exorbitant costs for health care for the uninsured already: we pay for it when it costs too much, in emergency rooms and in prisons.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Jennifer Lewis supports a universal health care system that would prevent disease and cut out waste and fraud in both government bureaucracies and private insurance corporations. If we implemented a system of universal health care – as all advanced countries such as England and Israel have – it would save the average American $2,000 per year while guaranteeing coverage and improving health outcomes.

Jennifer believes that health care is a human right and that it’s our moral obligation to create a nation in which nobody gets sick or goes bankrupt from preventable illness. The Affordable Care Act was a historic start, but the insurance and pharmaceutical companies had too much influence over policy. Similarly, Jennifer also supports Senator Kaine’s Medicare X bill that would allow people under the age of 65 the option to buy into Medicare; however, Medicare for All would be better for the country because the Medicare X program would still leave too many Americans uninsured or at risk of going bankrupt should they face a devastating illness."

Josh Stanfield