Our healthcare system should heal us, not pick our pockets every time we turn around. The United States should join the rest of the free world in declaring that healthcare is a basic human right. We are the richest country on Earth and no one should lose their home, incur massive debt, or go without care simply because they can’t afford to pay their hospital bills.
For too long, politicians have put the interests of the Healthcare Industrial Complex ahead of the health of working families. They’ve padded not just their own pockets, but the pockets of pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, lobbyists, and big hospitals, just to ensure our broken healthcare system remains in place. They all get rich, we all go broke. No more. We’ll have your back as we fight for what really matters: you, your health, and the health of your family.
Georgia Can’t Wait Solution: Medicare For All should be passed into law. This legislation will provide healthcare — including vision, dental, and mental health benefits — to all Americans while eliminating out-of-pocket expenses like copays and deductibles. Working families will no longer have to fight on the phone with their insurer or ration medicine to get by. They’ll get the care they need, when they need it, without the stress, cost, and anxiety of our current system.
In addition, the attack on women’s reproductive rights ends now. Good old boy lawmakers in the south and midwest are trying to turn back the clock with legislation that takes choice away from what a woman can do with her own body. Again, they’ve made our position easy: Congress must pass new federal laws that protect access to reproductive care from right-wing ideologues at the state level. We must pass legislation that ensures real access to birth control and that ensures women — and women alone — have rights over their own bodies. Legislation that gives women the freedom to choose the future they want — period.