Vancouver resident Alan Unell discusses his desire for health care reform
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NPR report today on medical debt – https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/06/16/1104679219/medical-bills-debt-investigation
We are in deep trouble. One hundred million Americans in medical debt (much hidden on credit cards) some denied treatment, many forced into bankruptcy due to policies that limit outlays.
According to Pew – 76 percent of us want a change to this corrupt system – Republicans have made it worse by allowing people to use high deductible plans for longer, removing incentives to get health care and by not expanding medicaid.
The Health Care providers industry gave politicians $380 million for campaigns in 2020 and insurance companies another $130 million. That’s 1/2 billion dollars in one election cycle. Seventy-six percent of us want change and our representatives are paid to not change it for us.
We need a handful of Republican senators who actually care about their constituents to allow this to come to a vote in the senate. LET THEM KNOW. And while your at it vote out those that can’t seem to be bothered to represent that 76 percent of us that want health care reform
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