Healthcare is a Right

Healthcare is a human right. Every man, woman, and child deserves to live a happy and healthy life, and we must not create barriers between individuals and their healthcare needs. Many healthcare issues start out small and can be easily treated early on, but many Americans still cannot afford that treatment.  No one should be forced into poverty for paying medical expenses.

Healthcare must be accessible to everyone. Lack of access to health care has resulted in the United States trailing the world in health outcomes.  And within the United States, Kentucky rates near the bottom.  Thanks to the policies of Andy Barr and McConnell…

We have more to do to achieve breakthroughs in medical research and to eliminate disparities in access to care. We must expand the health care workforce. We must ensure that everyone has affordable access to the health care they need, including prescription drugs, mental health services and the full range of reproductive health services.

We can and must do better. But that’s not going to happen as long as Republicans are in charge. That’s why I’m asking for your help.   Barr must go.

 


 

  • Q: My partner had back surgery and between the hospital bills with crazy prices, a copay to see the doctors, and our deductible we may have to sell our house to pay for it all. How can you help us? 

    • A: No one should be crushed into poverty from getting needed medical care. Chris supports creating a single payer system that covers all medical expenses. Imagine, no copays, no deductibles, no high drug prices to worry about. 

  • Q: I have chronic depression and anxiety. Seeing a therapist and psychiatrist helps but the drugs and visits are so expensive I can’t go regularly. How can you help me? 

    • A: Under Chris’ plan for a single payer system, mental health is included. Mental health has been a stigma for too long. Everyone needs mental health services accessible to them whenever they need, which would help reduce suicide rates, homelessness, and have other positive outcomes for our society.

 

(1)https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/health-care; Data from McKinsey&Company
(2)www.diabetes.org/assets/pdfs/advocacy/state-fact-sheets/kentucky-state-fact-sheet.pdf;Center for Disease Control
(3)https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/heart_disease_mortality/heart_disease.htm
(1)https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2017-11-06/10-states-with-highest-share-of-premature-births
(4)https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/scientists-just-ranked-all-50-states-by-life-expectancy-results-are-truly-stunning.html