University of Wisconsin–Madison

Healthcare for All Platform

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
The United States’ current healthcare system is driven by profit and governed by insurance and pharmaceutical companies, rather than by the people. This platform calls for improved Medicare for all, which will shift power from corporations and the one percent (insurance & drug corporations), move health care resources into the public sphere (and people into public coverage), increase community control, and combat exclusion on the basis of race, gender, citizenship status, age, and ability. Specifically, this platform provides policy recommendations that will protect existing federal health programs and funding, build a mandate for universal care, and end the overdose crisis and the “war on drugs”.

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