2018 US Senate Questionnaire

Health Care for All-Washington is a non-profit organization working to achieve affordable, quality, publicly financed, privately delivered, comprehensive health care for all Washington State residents. We are now represented statewide by hardworking, dedicated, passionate volunteers and organizers who believe deeply in achieving universal healthcare coverage in our state, and eventually the nation.

Please help our supporters understand where you stand on important national legislation.

This questionnaire has one question, with an opportunity to comment following.

Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?

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  • Kelly S Powers
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  • Natalia Vazquez-Nazario
    answered 2018-07-25 10:13:09 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: Sure.
  • Natalia Vazquez-Nazario
    answered 2018-07-25 10:12:42 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes
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  • Mohammad Said
    answered 2018-07-22 16:06:12 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: As a medical doctor, for 37 years, in Washington State, I have one of the highest medical degrees in the United States. It is impossible to allow everyone Medicare coverage. At the beginning I was calling to expand Medicare, to include young people up to the age of 24. In the future, when more funds are available (by way of cutting defense spending), we will be able to expand Medicare.
  • Mohammad Said
    answered 2018-07-22 16:02:56 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: No
  • Matthew Heines
    answered 2018-07-22 14:31:34 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: It it my opinion that health care, like many things in our society, like education or driving a car, is a right, but it is also a privilege to be respected or else we will lose it. If we don’t start making smarter, healthier choices and exercise, the drain on our resources by swamping an overburdened system, will mean no one but those who can afford to travel overseas will get adequate affordable healthcare.
  • Matthew Heines
    answered 2018-07-22 14:25:43 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes
  • Steve Hoffman
    answered 2018-07-22 14:22:23 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: I believe in universal health care for all and that’s what I will fight for in Congress. Take profit out of health care. I will also support Medicare for All and would be happy to co-sponsor.
  • Steve Hoffman
    answered 2018-07-22 14:21:08 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes
  • WashingtonPolitics
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  • Jennifer Gigi Ferguson
    answered 2018-07-07 00:56:25 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: I have been endorsed by DUH- Demand Universal Healthcare4All because of my stance for Single Payer/ Universal Health Care for all. I was a signature gatherer as I campaigned. Healthcare is a public safety issue that should be a right, not a privilege.

    There are many reasons for a Single payer system of which all will be an asset to our country, employers, the poor, those caught inbetween, babies, children, and seniors to name a few if done correctly. This is a no brainer issue if one takes out profits for pharmaceutical companies.
  • Jennifer Gigi Ferguson
    answered 2018-07-07 00:46:08 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes
  • James Robert Deal
    answered 2018-07-02 20:02:55 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: However, I oppose mandatory vaccination for children and for health care workers. The CDC vaccines are experimental, and according to the Supreme Court “unavoidably unsafe”. There are safe vaccines, and I support these and more research on safer vaccines. But none of the CDC vaccines are double blind tested. http://www.jamesrobertdeal.org/attorneys-viewpoint-vaccinations/
  • James Robert Deal
    answered 2018-07-02 19:59:48 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes
  • Clint Tannehill
    answered 2018-07-02 17:35:15 -0700
    Q: Please add any additional comments below, or put n/a if none.
    A: I support a single-payer healthcare system/Medicare for All. All Americans deserve the right to healthcare. A single-payer system will reduce burdens on employers to provide insurance, and will reduce burdens on employees by separating their healthcare from their job.

    The problem with the ACA is that it funnels taxpayer money directly to the insurance companies that collect billions of dollars annually. Right now, if someone falls in the middle ground between qualifying for Medicaid and qualifying for full price insurance, then the government has to subsidize a portion of their insurance costs. This is ineffective, inefficient, and costly. If we simply provide those services to people through a single-payer system, then we will save the billions of dollars that we currently send directly to the insurance companies.

    California has looked to set the path, but they have many hoops to jump through. If they adopt a single-payer system too early, it will likely not receive federal funding. For this reason, it is crucial that we execute this system on a national scale. This will not only help Washington but will also assist the rest of the nation in shifting to the single-payer system. In a single-payer system, the politicians and all government employees will also have access to the same system, but like everyone, they will have options for premium services. The system will work off of our current Medicare framework where private doctors and hospitals see patients, but they agree to the preset pricing for Medicare. So, the system is already there and works well, we would just be expanding it to cover everybody. Insurance companies would pivot to a premium service market, offering services that could be added on top of or in place of some Medicare services. It would simply change our baseline of healthcare coverage.

    With this plan, Medicaid and Medicare would expand to cover all citizens. Hospital and medical offices by in large would stay intact. Most hospitals and doctors’ offices already agree to treat patients on these plans. If a workplace wants to provide premium health coverage, then that is their prerogative. Individuals will have the ability to opt into premium services as well. This will be the new baseline of healthcare and preventive health practices that will save billions of dollars, give all people the basic human right to healthcare, and improve health outcomes nationwide.
  • Clint Tannehill
    answered 2018-07-02 17:29:34 -0700
    Q: Will you co-sponsor S. 1804 Medicare for All?
    A: Yes