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The Medicare For All Act of 2019 Would Greatly Benefit Seniors

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on the Medicare For All Act of 2019, which was introduced today by Sen. Bernie Sanders and 14 co-sponsors:

"Social Security Works is proud to endorse the Medicare For All Act of 2019. It is the most visionary, comprehensive universal health care bill ever introduced in the U.S. Senate.

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This bill would greatly benefit all Americans, especially current Medicare beneficiaries, who would receive better care at a lower cost. It adds dental, vision, hearing, and long-term care services to the current program while eliminating all premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.

It's long past time to get the for-profit insurance industry, whose business model depends on denying care to people who need it, out of health care. Today's bill introduction is a huge step in the right direction."

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