Maryland Green Party U.S. Senate nominee Margaret Flowers said in a statement that six years after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, it has produced the results that Physicians for a National Health Program predicted: “tens of millions of people remain without health insurance, nearly 40 million people in the United States have insurance but still can’t afford necessary health care, and private insurers continue to raise the price of premiums while restricting access to care through narrower and narrower provider networks.”
Flowers continued, “Today, Physicians for a National Health Program released ‘Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians’ Proposal for Single Payer Health Care Reform.’ The proposal was crafted by 39 physicians and signed by more than 2,000 physicians and medical students. I am one of the physician signers. A national health program is the remedy for the ills of the ACA. When it is enacted, an improved Medicare for All system will immediately cover everyone living in the United States. It will remove financial barriers to care such as health insurance premiums, deductibles and co-payments, thereby eliminating under-insurance. And it will allow free choice of health provider instead of restricting patients to narrow networks.”
Her full statement is available online.