Friday, March 24, 2017

Congressional Progressive Caucus healthcare plan

Given the defeat of Trump(don't)care, now might be a good time to see what they've proposed for healthcare in their 2017 Budget. Let's get busy and support this.

Affordable Health Care
Repeals excise tax on high-priced healthcare plans for workers and replaces it with a public option.
Implements drug price negotiation for Medicare.
Allows states to transition to single-payer health care systems.
Expands access to mental health care and treatments for opioid and heroin addiction. 

The full budget is here. See pp. 13-14 for more details. Also see the Economic Policy Institute's evaluation here. Just the bullet points follow. See it for details. It would:

Finally complete the economic recovery.

Make necessary public investments.

Facilitate economic opportunity for all. 

Strengthen the social safety net.

Smartly cut spending.

Increase tax progressivity and adequacy.

Reduce the deficit in the medium term.  

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