Communist Party USA
The following is a response to a proposal of the West Philadelphia Club to strengthen the Party’s position on healthcare. I am very pleased to read such a comprehensive and well-written proposal to address the deep injustices in our healthcare system and am deeply thankful to the West Philadelphia Club for taking the time to write and share it. I am a public-sector psychiatrist and for many years have been deeply committed to building an equitable, affordable, quality healthcare system for everyone. There are many points with which I agree, but some which I do not. I will detail here some of the points where I disagree. The West Philly Club argues that supporting a loosely defined notion of healthcare for all, where sometimes the priority is to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and sometimes it is to push for a Medicare for All (M4A) Canadian-type system, robs…
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Why not reform, too? People need healthcare now.