What is Just Health Care?
Just Health Care is our campaign for Single Payer Health Care (Medicare for All): lifetime coverage to every resident of the United States.
Just Health Care:
- Guarantees comprehensive coverage for all Americans.
- Provides complete choice of physicians, providers, and hospitals.
- Eliminates the role of private insurance companies, taking the profit motive out of coverage decisions.
- Establishes a single payer health care system that saves over $400 billion a year.
- Redirects that savings to improve payments and coverages including vision, dental, and mental health.
- Eliminates co-pays and deductibles.
- Ensures fair financing.
- Protects health care workers.
Learn more at our Just Health Care website.
By eliminating administrative waste and profit related to private insurance, we could save over $400 billion per year. We could then improve and expand comprehensive health care coverage to all Americans and still save billions.
Because Just Health Care eliminates premiums, co-payments, deductibles, and most out-of-pocket costs, it is projected that 95 percent of taxpayers will save money under Just Health Care.
Working in conjunction with organizations like Physicians for a National Health Program and Healthcare-NOW, we hope to spread the word to people and organizations, building a movement in support of single payer national health care.
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)
The Affordable Care Act is a start but it is not Universal and can be expensive. Through this plan we are still paying insurance companies who receive the subsidies for low-income enrollees and co-pays and deductibles are high.
The Affordable Care Act gives states the option to expand Medicaid to cover all citizens that earn up to 133% of the poverty level. The Florida Legislature has refused to adopt this expansion. Instead of providing coverage to 760,000 more Floridians, our state’s leaders have made a decision that will cost some Floridians their lives. Until we can achieve coverage for all Americans under a single payer system, we are working with others around the state to reverse this unconscionable decision.