Single Payer HealthCare
We believe that healthcare is a human right. Thus, we support universal, single-payer healthcare of the highest quality. We are the wealthiest nation in human history, all people deserve access not just to basic healthcare, but to preventative care, reproductive care, prescription drugs, dental care, vision care, hearing care, durable medical equipment, in-home services, long term care and mental health services. Healthcare is critical to a person’s right to live. All people will one day need healthcare to survive, and to deny them healthcare for any reason is to condemn them to suffering and death, which constitutes unjustifiable violence. The goal of universal healthcare requires not only addressing financial access, but physical access to individuals in rural areas, and thus we support investment in rural healthcare. We support medical autonomy, and the right of patients to choose their medical procedures, physicians, and long-term care options. A person’s healthcare should be between them and their physician including but not limited to a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion and contraceptive services.