This week, Medicare-for-all legislation was introduced in the House and Senate. These bills would guarantee that every American from birth to death would have continuous coverage for all medically necessary services regardless of employment status, income, preexisting conditions or where they live. Premiums, co-payments and deductibles, all barriers to coverage, would be eliminated. People would retain their ability to choose their providers and hospitals. According to Physicians for a National Health Program, 95 percent of all households would save money.
Richard Bruning, Baltimore
The writer is a member of the Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition.