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Dr. Susan Rogers
Dr. George Bohmfalk
Dr. Kathleen Healey
We physicians understand the challenges and frustrations of trying to obtain the best care for our patients given the restrictions of health insurance companies, and the costs that are passed on to them, both foreseen and unforeseen.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has grown uncontrollably, so have these financial burdens on our patients. From individual problems we have surged to a large scale national crisis. Families across the country are threatened with job loss, insurance loss, income loss, and the prospect of large medical bills despite insurance.
Unfortunately, I cannot relieve this anxiety or reassure my patients and their families. I look at Canada and other allies with universal coverage and know that it doesn’t have to be this way. Our people deserve much more, whether they are working or between jobs.
No one should lose health care during a pandemic–or any other time. It is time for single payer/Medicare for all in America.