Setti Warren on Health Care
Health care is a right; support single-payer
We need to reduce the cost of care in Massachusetts, but Gov. Baker's plan to remove more than a hundred thousand people from MassHealth is not the right way to do it. Massachusetts needs a long-term healthcare plan that
focuses on reducing administrative and drug costs and providing quality care for all of us. Health care is a right and it is the Commonwealth's responsibility to care for all of its residents. I am for a single payer system.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial website SettiWarren.com
, Aug 31, 2017
Accessible and affordable mental health and dental health
On what he wants out of Massachusetts healthcare system: "Here's what I want to see out of single payer system. I want to make sure health outcomes are based on the health of the person. I want to make sure we have community based care that's there and
I want to make sure it's accessible and affordable to all people. It's gotta include thing like mental health and dental health. Right now our system is very expensive. As we heading into the next year the federal government is looking at cutting back
on certain types of health benefits. We're in a very fluid situation.
"So we have to look at various varying options. There are a lot of options on the table. I've been talking to a lot of health care experts. We can certainly look at a public option
which I think is very real and could occur here in Massachusetts. But the first question we have to ask ourselves is what kind of Commonwealth do we want to be. What kind of health care system do we really need here in the Commonwealth."
Source: WBUR.org on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race
, Jun 12, 2017
Move us towards single-payer healthcare
Setti Warren plans to use new revenue to fund strategies that will reduce the scourge of economic inequality,
like making public colleges free and moving us towards single-payer healthcare.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts governor campaign website SettiWarren.com
, Jun 1, 2017
Defend ObamaCare; improve efficiency & reduce fraud
Fight to Defend and Improve Historic Health Care Reform-The Law Senator Scott Brown Opposed: The health care reform law enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama made historic strides to end injustices like discrimination based on preexisting
conditions, placing lifetime limits on care, and retroactively canceling coverage when people get sick. The Republican leadership in Washington opposes ending these abuses. Efforts to repeal these historic reforms are reckless and cruel.
Here are some of the ideas that I would support:
Source: Campaign website, www.settiwarren.com, "Issues"
, Jul 16, 2011
- Negotiating for Lower Drug Prices.
- Importing Prescription Drugs Safely From Abroad.
- Combating $250 Billion in Health Care Fraud.
- Reducing Administrative
Costs By Investing in Information Technology.
- Encouraging Evidence-Based Medicine.
- Reimbursement Reform.
- Funding Non-Profit Community Health Centers.
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